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Jupiter is composed primarily of gaseous and liquid matter. It is the largest of four gas giants as well as the largest planet in the Solar System with a diameter of 142,984 km at its equator. The density of Jupiter, 1.326 g/cm3, is the second highest of the gas giant planets. The density is lower than any of the four terrestrial planets. Jupiter's upper atmosphere is composed of about 88–92% hydrogen and 8–12% helium by percent volume or fraction of gas molecules. Since a helium atom has about...

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A Description of Jupiter

Jupiter is a gas giant. This means that it has a huge atmosphere, a liquid mantle, and a liquid / solid core, with no definite boundary between the layers. The core of Jupiter is probably composed of liquid rock, at a temperature as high as 24,000 K (43,000 °F). The core is small relative to the planet, about 20% of its radius, but it is still fifteen times heavier than the Earth. Next comes a layer of liquid hydrogen that is under the pressure of 10,000,000 Earth atmospheres. This changes the...

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Astronomy Planet Study Guide Venus-Jupiter

* Deimos (panic) * Tiny and irregular shaped * Densities are far less than any planet in the inner solar system * Visited by Mars Explorer * Found numerous gullies in crater walls that suggest running water Jupiter * As seen from Earth: * Orbital period of about 12 years * Rotational period around 10 hours (very fast!) * Differential rotation – it changes speed! * Eccentric orbit: distance from Sun – 4.9 AU to 5.4 AU ...

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"The Largest Planet" This is a research essay about Jupiter. It includes unmanned missions to Jupiter and the general characteristics of the planet. It has 6 references.

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It is twice as large as all the other planets combined. It has 28 known satellites. The earliest discovered moons date back to 1610 and were discovered by Galileo. This is of interest because a future mission to Jupiter is named after this astronomer. Most of the remaining moons were discovered in the 20th century with advancement of technology. Some are discovered using better telescopes and others with missions directed towards Jupiter. Some of...

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Formation of the Solar System

gaseous planets consist of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There are many major differences between the two categories of planets in our solar system; the first main difference would be composition. The inner planets are all solid surfaces on which you could stand. The outer planets on the other hand are all made of gas. The sizes of the inner planets are small compared to the gaseous planets (shown on the left) which are very large in size. The largest outer planet, Jupiter, is 130,192 km larger...

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Educational Reform in the Philippines

The Giant planets Lesson 8.8 Introduction: Gas giants fall into different categories. So-called “traditional” gas giants include Jupiter. Jupiter is such a classic example of a gas giant that gas giants are often referred to as Jovian planets despite the fact that some gas giants ,ice giants for instance are very different from Jupiter. Traditional gas giants have high levels of hydrogen and helium. Another category of gas giants is ice giants. Ice giants are also composed of small amounts...

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Terrestrial and Jovian Planets

include Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. On the other hand, the jovian planets are composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. They generally have low densities, rapid rotation, deep atmospheres, rings, and numerous satellites. These planets include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The closest terrestrial planet to the sun is Mercury. Mercury is relatively small, and technically the eighth largest of all the planets. It is actually smaller in diameter than the moons Ganymede and Titan. Mercury...

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The Face In The Pool Analysis

named Jupiter came to the mountains often. I, like all the other nymphs, loved having him around. He was a playful god, full of laughter and mischief, and nymphs would never miss a chance to be with someone like that. His jealous wife, Juno, would search the mountains for Jupiter, hoping to catch him out playing in the glades and waterfalls with us. Whenever Juno came close to finding Jupiter, I interfered. I started an animated conversation between the two of us, distracting her until Jupiter and...

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The Solar System

ie/Education/Geology+for+Everyon e/What+is+Geology.htm http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/mars-deep-crust-mine-zb203-south MARS / VENUS http://planetfacts.org/venus-pictures/ Asteroids and Comets Asteroids Comets Jupiter compared to Earth Earth Jupiter Conclusion Reference: Bibliography  Bennett, J. (2012). The Essential Cosmic Perspective (6th ed.). Pearson Education, Inc.     Pictures        Page 3: http://astronomyonline.org/SolarSystem/SolarSystemFormation...

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Halley's Comet

Comet orbits towards and away from the sun, all the way out to Jupiter, perpendicular to the planet’s orbits. Halley is classified as a periodic or short-period comet, one with an orbit lasting 200 years or less. This contrasts it with long-period comets, whose orbits last for thousands of years. Most short-period comets, those with orbital periods shorter than 20 years and inclinations of 20–30 degrees or less, are called Jupiter family comets. Those like Halley, with orbital periods of between...

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