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  Jupiter
Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon and Venus).
The gas planets do not have solid surfaces, their gaseous material simply gets denser with depth (the radii and diameters quoted for the planets are for levels corresponding to a pressure of 1 atmosphere).
Jupiter is about 90% hydrogen and 10% helium (by numbers of atoms, 75/25% by mass) with traces of methane, water, ammonia and "rock".
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 Jupiter
Jupiter possesses 28 known satellites, four of which - Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io - were observed by Galileo as long ago as 1610.
This true color mosaic of Jupiter was constructed from images taken by the Cassini spacecraft on December 29, 2000, during its closest approach to the giant planet at a distance of approximately 10 million kilometers (6.2 million miles).
Jupiter's diameter is eleven times that of Earth, so the smallest storms on this mosaic are comparable in size to the largest hurricanes on Earth.
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  Jupiter
Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon and Venus).
The gas planets do not have solid surfaces, their gaseous material simply gets denser with depth (the radii and diameters quoted for the planets are for levels corresponding to a pressure of 1 atmosphere).
Jupiter is about 90% hydrogen and 10% helium (by numbers of atoms, 75/25% by mass) with traces of methane, water, ammonia and "rock".
www.seds.org /nineplanets/nineplanets/jupiter.html   (2189 words)

  
  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 may have a core composed of rock-forming minerals like those trapped in comet ices, but the core makes up less than 5 percent of the planet’s mass.
Jupiter’s low density indicates that the planet is composed primarily of the lightest elements—hydrogen and helium.
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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 - Crystalinks
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest within our solar system; some have described the solar system as consisting of the Sun, Jupiter, and assorted debris.
Jupiter is composed of a relatively small rocky core, surrounded by metallic hydrogen, surrounded by liquid hydrogen, which is surrounded by gaseous hydrogen.
The sensitive instruments aboard found that the Jovian magnetic field's "north" magnetic pole is at the planet¹s geographic south pole, with the axis of the magnetic field tilted 11 degrees from the Jovian rotation axis and offset from the center of Jupiter in a manner similar to the axis of the Earth's field.
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 Planet Jupiter
Jupiter has a very strong magnetic field, and the field pulsates with a periodicity of about 10 hours, suggesting some correlations with its spinning.
As illustrated, Jupiter is encircled by a thin layer of clouds.
One striking discovery by the Voyager is the existence of a thin ring surrounding Jupiter's equator.
www.geology.uiuc.edu /~hsui/classes/geo116/lectures/Jupiter-demo.html   (1943 words)

  
 Jupiter, the largest planet
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest in the solar system.
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.
Closer to the planet, the Voyager spacecraft discovered a faint system of rings with material that must be continuously renewed and is probably produced by the disintegration of small moonlets imbedded within the rings.
www.astronomytoday.com /astronomy/jupiter.html   (1460 words)

  
 Jupiter (The Planet) System
Jupiter and its moons are currently probed by two NASA spacecrafts, Galileo and Cassini.
Jupiter has a very low density because it is made mostly from light gases such as hydrogen and helium.
Jupiter's largest storm, with winds far stronger than the worst hurricane on Earth, is seen from 3.72 million miles (6 million km) away by Voyager 2.
www.jupisys.com /jupiter.htm   (618 words)

  
 Jupiter | Planets | Overview | Solar System | Universe | Biggest Planet | The Giant | Astronomy | Great Red Spot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since all the planets are named after gods, we have to tell you which one Jupiter is. Jupiter is from Roman mythology and is the equivalent to Zeus from Greek mythology.
Jupiter is a planet made mostly of gases.
Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky.
www.kidzworld.com /article/779-planet-overview-jupiter   (296 words)

  
 ORRERY: Jupiter - giant failed star
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun, and is easily the largest planet in the solar system.
Jupiter is referred to as a "gas giant", 11 times wider than Earth.
Despite striking the far side of the planet, as seen from Earth, the impacts caused explosion after explosion - and it was to be recorded by every telescope on Earth, the H.S.T. in orbit, and the Galileo probe, still 18 months away from Jupiter.
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 Jupiter
Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon and Venus).
The gas planets do not have solid surfaces, their gaseous material simply gets denser with depth (the radii and diameters quoted for the planets are for levels corresponding to a pressure of 1 atmosphere).
Jupiter is about 90% hydrogen and 10% helium (by numbers of atoms, 75/25% by mass) with traces of methane, water, ammonia and "rock".
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/jupiter.html   (2189 words)

  
 Planet Jupiter - Overview and Pictures
However, Jupiter still appears fairly bright due to its size, and is the 4th brightest object in the night sky.
The stripes which are visible on Jupiter's surface are caused by streams of fast, powerful winds which blow at over 400mph alternately in opposite directions across the planet (in the east-west directions).
Radiation is slowly emitted in the infra-red, and theoretically causes the planet to gradually decrease in volume by a tiny amount.
www.solarspace.co.uk /Jupiter/jupiter.php   (930 words)

  
 Planets - Zoom Astronomy
The inner planets (those planets that orbit close to the sun) are quite different from the outer planets (those planets that orbit far from the sun).
The planet with the strongest gravitational attraction at its surface is Jupiter.
This is because the gravitational force a planet exerts upon an object at the planet's surface is proportional to its mass and to the inverse of the planet's radius squared.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/planets   (876 words)

  
 Introduction to Jupiter
The planet is a gas planet and is comprised mostly of hydrogen and helium, with smaller amounts of methane, ammonia, water and other chemicals.
The planet Jupiter (Jove) was named after the King of the Gods and the ruler of Olympus.
The four largest satellites of Jupiter, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io were discovered by Galileo in 1610 and are now named after him: the Galilean Moons.
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 Jupiter (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jupiter is thought to have about as large a diameter as a planet of its composition can; adding extra mass would result in further gravitational compression, in theory leading to stellar ignition.
Jupiter's atmosphere is composed of ~81% hydrogen and ~18% helium by number of atoms.
Jupiter is the setting of Stanley Kubrick's classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), although the novel of the same name by Sir Arthur C. Clarke is set in the Saturnian system instead.
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 Planet Jupiter pictures
Its magnetosphere (the area around the planet that attracts particles because of its magnetic field) is millions of kilometers in diameter.
Jupiter is oblate meaning: is, it fattens out at the equator and flattens at the poles.
Jupiter is oblate because it rotates so fast.
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 The Planet Jupiter
Panoramic 3D images of Jupiter with its moons - at the correct distance from Jupiter.
Quiz 1 - The Planet Jupiter Quiz 1
Quiz 2 - The Planet Jupiter Quiz 2
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 The Solar System: Jupiter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun, located in between Mars and Saturn.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.
Jupiter, together with its four largest moons, which range from the size of the Earth's moon to the size of the planet Mercury, are in some ways analogous to a mini-solar system, Jupiter being analogous to the sun as the central body, and Jupiter's moons being analogous to the planets.
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 Jupiter, planet Jupiter, discover planet Jupiter, Jupiter the planet, the planet Jupiter, pictures of Jupiter, Jupiter ...
Jupiter is the largest planet within our solar system, located five planets from the Sun.
Jupiter’s overall size is 318 times greater than that of the Earth.
Jupiter’s atmosphere is composed of about 90% hydrogen and 10% helium gas, including a small rocky core that is encompassed by metallic and liquid hydrogen and hydrogen gas.
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 NASA - Jupiter
The atmosphere of Jupiter is composed of about 86 percent hydrogen, 14 percent helium, and tiny amounts of methane, ammonia, phosphine, water, acetylene, ethane, germanium, and carbon monoxide.
Jupiter's magnetic field is the strongest in the solar system, except for fields associated with sunspots and other small regions on the sun's surface.
On the side of the planet away from the sun, the magnetosphere stretches out into an enormous magnetic tail, often called a magnetotail, that is at least 435 million miles (700 million kilometers) long.
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 Der Planet Jupiter
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Jupiter ist außerdem der nächste der "großen" oder "äußeren" Planeten.
Jupiter besitzt einen dichten Kern mit einem Durchmesser von 20.000 km, der wohl aus Eisen und Siliziumverbindungen besteht.
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 Space Today Online - Exploring Jupiter System - Jupiter the Planet
Jupiter is the fifth planet outward from the Sun and the largest planet in our Solar System.
Jupiter is the most massive planet in our Solar System and it has dozens of moons.
Jupiter's rings surprised astronomers when they were discovered by the Voyager-1 probe in 1979 and confirmed by Galileo in 1998.
www.spacetoday.org /SolSys/Jupiter/JupiterPlanet.html   (228 words)

  
 SkyScopes Planet Jupiter Information Page
Jupiter Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest.
Jupiter is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined (318 times Earth).
Jupiter Millenium Flyby The Cassini spacecraft, on its journey to Saturn, made a flyby of the giant planet Jupiter.
www.skyscopes.com /scope/jupiter.html   (308 words)

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