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    Jupiter and Mercury are both named after Roman gods. Jupiter is named after the king of the gods and Mercury is named after the messenger god. Jupiter is named after the king of the gods because it is the biggest planet. Mercury is named after the messenger god because it’s orbital period is so fast. Mercury and Jupiter’s names are for a reason. Mercury and Jupiter both fit very cohesively into solar system. For example, both planets have their own spot in the order from the sun. Mercury is the first closest to the sun and Jupiter is the fifth closest. This makes Mercury an inner planet and Jupiter an outer planet. Mercury, being the closest to the sun, is only 0.39 Astronomical Units, or 58,500,000 Kilometers. On the other hand, Jupiter is 5.20 Astronomical Units from the sun, or 780,000,000 Kilometers. As you can see, Mercury is much closer to the sun, but it orbits the sun a lot slower; Mercury takes 87.97 earth days to orbit the sun. Meanwhile, it takes…

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    The Planet Jupiter

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    The planet Jupiter is one of the five objects to be visible from Earth in the solar system. Of these bodies it is the second largest behind the sun. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System with a mass of 1.899x1027kg orbiting at 5.2AU from the Sun. Jupiter is orbited by 67 moons of which the first four are called the Galilean moons as of their discovery in 1614 by Galileo. Jupiter formed about 4.6billion years ago from the cloud of dust and gas that made up the early Solar System.…

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    Planet Jupiter, the largest of the gas planets, reigns superiority in the solar system. It is the fifth planet from the sun and features unique properties that are unlike Earth and other planets. Jupiter is one of the five planets including; Mars, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury, that can be seen with a naked eye. Its massive size makes it hard to miss in the gleaming night sky. Due to their visibility, the planets have been observed by many cultures and were given various names. The Romans named…

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    The Jupiter Adventures At long last the Jupiter Spacecraft Voyager has finished its exploration of the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. The Galileo spacecraft was launched on October 19, 1989. It has been through a lot to get to the Jovian system. Even though it had malfunctions in mechanical problems the space probe still managed to survive and keep going on. Very little is known about the outside world, (space) but the discoveries that the Galilean probe has brought back will…

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    The orbit of Jupiter is elliptical instead of circular, like that of any other planet. At its closest approach, Jupiter comes within about 4.95 astronomical units of the Sun. As we already know, an astronomical unit (AU) is the average distance from the Earth to the Sun. At its most distant point, Jupiter is approximately 5.46 AU from the Sun. Jupiter’s semi-major axis, which is an average from the farthest distance from the sun and the closest distance from the sun, is about 5.2 AU. Jupiter is…

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    Research Paper On Jupiter

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    Jupiter Jupiter is often referred to as “Gas Giant” due to it being the largest planet in the solar system as well as its composition of primarily hydrogen and carbon. The planet has an average temperature of -145 degrees Celsius. Its full name of Jupiter comes from the king of the Roman gods. Galileo Galilei discovered Jupiter along with its four largest moons on January 4th 1609. The planet’s iconic red, white, brown, and yellow stripes are due to regional changes. The white and yellow…

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    Zoe Starr Mr. Eric Smith Astronomy H 22 May 2018 Jupiter and its Galilean Moons Jupiter, the fifth planet from our sun, is the most massive planet in our solar system, twice as massive as all the other planets comined. It is a gas giant planet and therefore lacks a earth like surface. Due to the giant atmosphere of gas, Jupiter rotates faster than any other planet. Jupiter’s day is only about ten hours long. Jupiter takes twelve Earth years to make one revolution around the sun so, one…

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    Jupiter Io Research Paper

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    There are 67 moons that orbit Jupiter but the four largest are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. The man who found the moons, was Galileo Galilei who was born in Pisa in 1564, in 1581 he went to the University of Pisa to study medicine. But was sidetracked by mathematics, in 1609 is when he built his first telescope but it wasn’t no ordinary telescope. This telescope Galileo built he could discover uncharted territory. To Galileo it seemed plainly obvious that the universe was not the perfect…

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    Jupiter Writing Project

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    Sunc8@uw.edu Writing Project Space craft finally approaching Jupiter. With NEXT, which is NASA’s new propulsion system using xenon propellant with blistering speed of up to 90,000 miles per hour, the crew traveled to Europa in about 200 days. NEXT provide same amount of energy with 860 kg of xenon propellant compare to 10,000 kg propellant in old technology and have five and a half years life time. To save food, water, energy, and space for long distance space travel, all crew members are in a…

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    Jupiter Research Paper

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    Jupiter the biggest planet in our solar system! It is the 5th planet from the sun. It is the 4th brightest planet. Jupiter was first discovered by Pioneer 10. After Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and Ulysses visited Jupiter. Jupiter is mostly made up of gases. Jupiter has a combination of hydrogen and helium. With traces of water, Methane, Ammonia and rock. Jupiter has a similar composition to Saturn but Jupiter most likely has a core of rocky material. Jupiter has a mass 1.8986*10(27)…

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