Jupiter

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+ Jupiter
Radius: 43,441 miles (69911km)
Gravity: 24.79m/s2
Distance From Sun: 483,800,000 miles
(788,500,000 km)
Mass: 4.1843737E27 lb (1.898E27 kg)
JUPITER:
Also called Jove.
The supreme deity
of the ancient
Romans: the god of
heavens and
weather
By Kay Sumner
JUPITER
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Position
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Fifth planet in the solar system
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483,800,000 miles (788,500,000 km) from the Sun
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It takes 12 years to orbit ( Earth years )
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It orbits in the shape of a flower
Jupiter
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SUN
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Rotation
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ROTATION: 0.4135 Earth time
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GRAVITY: 24.79m/s2
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RADIUS: 43,441 miles (69911km)
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MASS: 4.1843737E27 lb (1.898E27 kg)
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Jupiter’s Moons
Jupiter has so many moons (60) I will only name Its 4 largest
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Io: discovered 1979 by Synott
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Europa: discovered 1569 by Galileo
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Ganymede: discovered 1610 by Galileo
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Calliesto: discovered 1610 by Galileo
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Jupiter’s Rings
Yes Jupiter has rings. Actually there invisible rings of gas like
our atmosphere.
Ring
Distance (km)
Width (km)
Mass (kg)
Halo
100000
22800
?
Main
122800
6400
1e13
Gossamer
12900
214200
?
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The Great Red Spot
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The Great Red Spot (GRS) has been watched by the Earth for
over 300 years. (its discovery is usually credited to Cassini or
Robert Hooke in the 17th century) the GRS is an oval about
12,000 by 25,000 km almost big enough to hold 2 Earths.
Other smaller spots scatter around Jupiter but none are quite
as big as the GRS.
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The GRS is a high pressure zone whose cloud tops are
significantly higher and colder than the surrounding regions.
Similar structures have been found on Saturn and Neptune. It
isn’t known how such structures can persist for so long
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Jupiter Quick facts
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If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would weigh 264
pounds on Jupiter.
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But it takes 12 Earth years for Jupiter to complete an orbit
around the sun.
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It rotates so quickly that the days are only 10 hours long
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The Planet has over 60 known moons but most of them are
extremely small and faint.
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In 1994, pieces of a comet called shoemaker-Levy 9 broke
apart and crashed into Jupiter. This left patches in Jupiter's
atmosphere that lasted for many months.
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MLA
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www.astronamycafe.net
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http://nineplanets.org/jupiter.html
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http://www.kidsastronomy.com/jupiter.htm
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http://www.space.com/7-jupiter-largest-planet-solarsystem.html
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http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/pla
nets/jupiter/
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http://www.aerospaceguide.net/planet/planetjupiter.html
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