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Human scientists have studied Jupiter's winds to learn about the formation of storms. The gas giant's intense radiation, planetary ring system, and its orbital path have also been analyzed by scientists to help them explain other mysteries in the galaxy.
Jovian Moons Campaign
In 2160, the Frieden secessionist movement attacked the UN Colonial Advisors stationed on Io. The attack led to the Jovian Moons Campaign, which was one of the conflicts that culminated in the Interplanetary War.
During the Human-Covenant War, Jupiter was once again a location of particular importance. On October 20, 2552, the High Prophet of Regret's Fleet of Sacred Consecration exited slipstream space relatively close to Jupiter. Io Station detected the Covenant fleet of fifteen ships and reported the discovery to Fleet Admiral Lord Terrence Hood a few moments before the Battle of Earth.
Later, around November 8, 2552, the Forerunner Dreadnought and the High Prophet of Truth's fleet passed Jupiter while on their way to Earth. Following the Covenant's invasion of the Sol system, most Jovian colonies survived the Covenant assault largely unscathed.
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