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    The search for viable planets and moons for NASA to colonize may be narrowed to one. The Jupiter moon Europa may be next on the mission list for NASA astronauts. Leaving Mars out in the cold. Recent research from NASA scientists could have found the life sustaining evidence they need on Europa. Or at least under its icy surface. The study is encouraging, now that scientists believe that the Jupiter moon ocean has enough energy to support life. If so, will NASA astronauts find aliens on the Jupiter moon? NASA Europa Study The research led by Steve Vance of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. It has uncovered the secrets that aliens may have known all along. The Jupiter moon Europa has 10 times…

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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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    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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    Europa is on of the most recognizable moons in our solar system. This moon is the sixth (6th) closest to Jupiter and the fourth (4th) smallest of the Galilean moons ("Moons of Jupiter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia," n.d.). When this moon was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei, he decided to name it after Europa, meaning or daughter of the King of Tyre. Over the last forty (40) years, there have been multiple spacecraft that have raised speculation that Europa has internal convection due…

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    The first moon, Io, is the closest to Jupiter of the Jovian moons, however, it is Jupiter’s fifth closest moon orbiting at roughly 262,000mi. Though it is slightly larger than our own moon, for Jupiter is it only the third largest. Ganymede, Io, and Europa are in orbital resonance with Jupiter, and this causes their orbits to become elliptical. Io’s orbit takes it through Jupiter’s magnetic lines of force causing it to generate electrical currents. These currents travel along Jupiter’s magnetic…

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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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    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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    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 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…

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    One such example of this is found in Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline, in a scene where the main character is imagining his deceased family members revolving around the Greek god Jupiter. This scene brings to mind the discovery of four of the planet Jupiter’s moons by Galileo in 1610, as the four dead family members symbolize the moons and the god Jupiter stands in for the planet Jupiter. Galileo’s discovery of the the moons is considered to be important in the field of astronomy as it was one of…

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