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  Jupiter - MSN Encarta
Jupiter orbits the Sun at an average distance of 778 million km (484 million mi), which is about five times the distance from Earth to the Sun.
Jupiter’s year, or the time it takes to complete an orbit about the Sun, is 11.9 Earth years, and its day, or the time it takes to rotate on its axis, is about 9.9 hours, less than half an Earth day.
Jupiter’s low density indicates that the planet is composed primarily of the lightest elements—hydrogen and helium.
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  Jupiter (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jupiter is, properly speaking, a derivation of Jove and pater (Latin for father).
Temples to Jupiter Optimus Maximus or the Capitoline Triad as a whole were commonly built by the Romans at the center of new cities in their colonies.
It was once believed that the Roman god Jupiter (Zeus in Greece) was in charge of cosmic Justice, and in ancient Rome, people swore to Jove in their courts of law, which lead to the common expression "By Jove!", still used as an archaism today.
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 Jupiter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jupiter is usually the fourth brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon and Venus); however at times Mars appears brighter than Jupiter.
Jupiter is perpetually covered with a layer of clouds, composed of ammonia crystals and possibly ammonium hydrosulphide, and it may not have any solid surface in that the density may simply increase gradually as you move towards the core.
Jupiter is composed of a relatively small rocky core, surrounded by metallic hydrogen, surrounded by liquid hydrogen, which is surrounded by gaseous hydrogen.
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 Jupiter (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Jupiter (mythology), in Roman mythology, the ruler of the gods, the son of the god Saturn, whom he overthrew.
Jupiter (mythology) or Jove, in Roman mythology, the ruler of the gods, the son of the god Saturn, whom he overthrew.
The Romans identified Jupiter with Zeus, the supreme god of the Greeks, and assigned to the Roman god the attributes and myths of the Greek divinity; the Jupiter of Latin literature, therefore, has many Greek characteristics, but the Jupiter of Roman religious worship remained substantially untouched by the Greek influence.
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 Jupiter (planet) - MSN Encarta
The mean density of Jupiter is therefore only about one quarter that of the Earth, indicating that the giant planet must consist of gas rather than the metals and rocks of which the Earth and the other inner planets are composed.
Jupiter may therefore represent a direct condensation of a portion of the primordial solar nebula—the great cloud of interstellar gas and dust from which the entire solar system formed about 4.6 billion years ago.
However, Jupiter would need to be almost 100 times as massive to produce a temperature at its centre high enough to release nuclear energy in reactions like those that power the Sun and other stars.
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 Jupiter, Zodiac signs of Apocalypse Horoscope
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and is the largest one in the solar system.
Jupiter was the king of the gods and the ruler of the universe in Roman mythology.
Jupiter was the son of Saturn, the ruler of the universe.
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JUPITER (MYTHOLOGY) In Roman mythology, Jupiter was the king of the gods and the lord of life and death.
Jupiter was the son of SATURN and Rhea, the husband of JUNO, and the father of MINERVA.
Jupiter is 1,000 times smaller than the Sun; however, Jupiter's fast axial rotation--once every 9 hr 55.5 min--causes it to be considerably flattened: the equatorial diameter is 142,800 km (88,700 mi), but the distance from the north to south pole is only 133,500 km (83,000 mi).
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 Jupiter (mythology) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Jupiter is known to have had relationships with a number of the major Roman gods.
Jupiter loved Neptune more than any of the gods, but Neptune was in love with Juno and declined Jupiter's advances.
Jupiter stands in for the ritual and augural authority of the Flamen Dialis (high priest of Jupiter) and the chief priestly colleges.
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 Jupiter, Mythology, Metaphysics, Astrology
Jupiter was also worshipped at Capitoline Hill in the form of a stone, known as Iuppiter Lapis or the Jupiter Stone, which was sworn upon as an oath stone.
In Greek mythology, Jupiter is Zeus or Z, the king of heaven and Earth and of all the Olympian gods.
Jupiter as Zeus or Z, is depicted as throwing zig-zig lightning bolts to remind us that reality is created by electromagetic energy which moves the magic and mystery of our program through grid consciousness, towards Zero Point.
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 Jupiter Mythology
Jupiter was the rain god and lord of the sky, making his name an appropriate one for the king of the planets.
In Vedic astrology Jupiter is a 1st rate benefice planet, generally considered to be the most auspicious of the planets.
Jupiter is a karaka or indicator of fortune, wealth, fame, luck, devotion and faith, spirituality, charity, morality, meditation, mantra, children, magistrates, ministers, lawyers and leaders in government and religion.
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 Symbols.com - Symbol 17:1
Jupiter moves in the sixth Bodean orbit from the sun (see Bode's law), has an orbital time of 12 years, and is the largest planet in the solar system.
Jupiter is different from the other planets (except for Saturn) in that it radiates more energy (of radio-wave frequencies) than it receives from the sun.
When used in psychological astrology Jupiter indicates the ability to understand and adapt to the established social structure and the desire to expand in knowledge, for instance, via studies and travelling.
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 Zeus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His Roman counterpart was Jupiter, and his Etruscan counterpart was Tinia.
Jupiter, from Iuppiter, deriving from the PIE vocative *dyeu-ph
Zeus was equivalent to the Roman god Jupiter and associated in the syncretic classical imagination (see interpretatio graeca) with various other deities, such as the Egyptian Ammon and the Etruscan Tinia.
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 The Mythology of Jupiter
Jupiter is 5th planet away from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System.
Jupiter is the planet of greater fortune (Venus is the planet of lesser fortune).
A strongly dominant Jupiter who seems to have no control in the world will still be a patriarch or matriarch in his or her world.
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 Jupiter
Jupiter's diameter is 143 200 km,, it would take 1000 earths to fill up the volume of Jupiter.
Jupiter is the 5th closest planet to the sun.
Jupiter's surface cannot be seen from Earth because of the layers of dense clouds that surround the planet.
hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca /grantda/GrassRoots6G/Planets/jupiterpage.htm   (276 words)

  
 Jupiter
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest.
Jupiter was the King of the Gods, the ruler of Olympus and the patron of the Roman state.
Jupiter and the other gas planets have high velocity winds which are confined in wide bands of latitude.
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 Jupiter - Mythology Wiki
The name of the god was also adopted as the name of the planet Jupiter, and was the original namesake of the weekday that would come to be known in English as Thursday (the etymological root can be seen in various Romance languages, including French jeudi, Castillian jueves, and Italian jovedi all from Jovis Dies).
Temples to Jupiter Optimus Maximus or the Capitoline Triad as a whole were commonly built by the Romans at the center of new cities in their colonies.
It was once believed that the Roman god Jupiter (Zeus in Greece) was in charge of cosmic Justice, and in ancient Rome, people swore to Jove in their courts of law, which lead to the common expression "By Jove!", still used as an archaism today.
mythology.wikia.com /wiki/Jupiter   (556 words)

  
 CosmicQuest @ The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
In mythology, Jupiter (also known as Jove or Zeus) was the King of the Gods, the ruler of Olympus and the patron of the Roman state.
Jupiter was first visited by Pioneer 10 in 1973 and later by Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2 and Ulysses.
Jupiter's Ring Unlike Saturn's intricate and complex ring patterns, Jupiter has a single ring that is almost uniform in its structure.
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 Quia - Class Page - Sailor Moon Mythology
Jupiter Myth Origin: Roman Character: Sailor Jupiter Mythology Jupiter is the supreme god of the Roman pantheon.
Jupiter supposedly chased him away and he was taken in by the god Janus in Latium where he introduced agriculture and viniculture.
Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility (she became a goddess of fertility and childbirth mainly in cities).
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 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::
Jupiter won the draw and became the ruler of Olympus and the patron of the ancient Roman state.
This Statue of Zeus (Jupiter) was created by the famous Greek sculptor Pheidius during the 5th century B.C. It was considered one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
The painting "Jupiter and Io" by the 16th century Italian Renaissance painter artist Correggio, shows Jupiter in the form of a cloud planting a kiss on the cheek of an ecstatic Io.
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 Jupiter
Jupiter has a faint planetary ring system composed of three main components: an inner torus (a doughnut-shaped surface of revolution) of particles known as the halo, a relatively bright main ring, and an outer "gossamer" ring.
Jupiter is 778,330,000 km from the Sun and weighs 142,984 km.
Jupiter's atmosphere is composed of ~81% hydrogen and ~18% helium by number of atoms.
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 Jupiter, the largest planet
Thus, the mean density of Jupiter is about one-fourth that of Earth, indicating that the giant planet must consist of gas rather than the metals and rocks of which the Earth and other inner planets are composed.
Once every 11.9 Earth years, Jupiter makes a complete orbit around the sun at a mean distance 5.2 times greater than one astronomical unit even though it rotates once on its axis every 9.9 hours, causing a bulge at its equator visible with a telescope (Jupiter's rotation is not uniform).
Jupiter may therefore represent a direct condensation of a portion of the primordial solar nebula, the great cloud of interstellar gas and dust from which the entire solar system formed about 4.6 billion years ago.
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Thus, the mean density of Jupiter is about one-fourth that of earth, indicating that the giant planet consists mainly of gas rather than the metals and rocks of which the earth and other inner planets are composed.
Jupiter would have to be almost 100 times larger to have enough mass to ignite a nuclear furnace.
Jupiter's turbulent, cloud-filled atmosphere is cold, although the probe from the Galileo spacecraft in 1995 indicated a hotter, drier atmosphere than previously believed.
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 Roman Mythology
ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, various beliefs, rituals, and other observances concerning the supernatural held or practiced by the ancient Romans from the legendary period until Christianity finally completely supplanted the native religions of the Roman Empire at the start of the Middle Ages.
At first, Jupiter was associated with the elements, especially storms, and lightning, but he later became the protector of the Roman people and was their powerful ally in war.
Venus was the daughter of Jupiter and Dione, although sometimes portayed as being created by Uranus from the foam of the sea at the moment of his death.
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Jupiter, the name, is derived from the root word "bright." Originally the god of the sky, Jupiter was worshiped as god of rain, thunder, and lightning.
With the goddeses Juno and Minerva, Jupiter formed the triad whose worship was the central cult of the Roman state.
She is considered to be the female counterpart to Jupiter, king of the gods.
www.kreweofjupiter.com /myth.html   (295 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Jupiter
Jupiter is one of the four 'gas giant' planets.
Jupiter is a 'gas giant', so it's not possible to land a ship on its surface.
Jupiter is one of the easiest planets to spot from the Earth.
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 Himalia, A Moon of Jupiter
Himalia [hih-MAL-yuh] is the tenth known satellite of Jupiter and is the brightest of Jupiter's outer satellites.
In mythology, Himalia was a nymph who bore three sons of Zeus (Jupiter).
The brightest of Jupiter's outer satellites, Himalia, was captured and resolved, for the first time, in a series of narrow angle images taken on December 19, 2000 from a distance of 4.4 million kilometers during the brief period when Cassini's attitude was stabilized by thrusters instead of reaction wheels.
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 Jupiter
In Roman mythology, Jupiter was the king of heaven and Earth and of all the Olympian gods.
Jupiter granted Neptune dominion over the Sea, and his other brother Pluto dominion over the underworld.
Jupiter's wife was Juno, who was very jealous of the attention that he paid to other goddesses and women.
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 Astropalmistry | Meaning & Myth | Jupiter
In the Roman pantheon Jupiter is the supreme God and is equivalent to Zeus in Greek mythology.
Jupiter is the protector of the state and its laws.
Jupiter was also called by the name Jove from which we get the word jovial.
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 Solar System Exploration: Science & Technology: Science Features: View Feature
Jupiter's connection with Thursday is more obvious in the romance languages of French, Spanish, and Italian in those languages that day is called Jeudi, Jueves, and Giovedi.
Jupiter's moons are named for the many goddesses and mortals abducted by Jupiter/Zeus, an appropriate choice since the moons of Jupiter are indeed caught in its gravitational pull.
After the sensational discovery of Jupiter's four large moons by Galileo Galilei in 1610, the German astronomer Simon Marius proposed, in 1614, that the moons be named after Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto all mythological figures associated with the god Jupiter.
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