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Jupiter:

Jupiter

Jupiter:

Jupiter Distance 800 million km (500 million miles) Diameter: 143,000 x 133,000 km (88,000 x 80,000 miles) or 11 x 10 Earths Rotates in 10 hours Polar Flattening: 1/16 (Earth = 1/298) Circles Sun in 12 years Mass: 318 Earths Volume: 1321 Earths Density: 1.326 gm/cc Four large satellites, 59 others

The Largest Planet:

The Largest Planet

Pioneer 10 and 11 were first to Jupiter, 1973:

Pioneer 10 and 11 were first to Jupiter, 1973

Pioneer 10-11, 1972-1974:

Pioneer 10-11, 1972-1974

Voyager I-II 1977-1979:

Voyager I-II 1977-1979

Galileo 1989-1995:

Galileo 1989-1995

Galileo’s Atmospheric Probe:

Galileo’s Atmospheric Probe

Io, Europa and Jupiter:

Io, Europa and Jupiter

The Great Red Spot:

The Great Red Spot

Jupiter is Hot Inside:

Jupiter is Hot Inside

Jupiter Movie:

Jupiter Movie

Jupiter Has a Very Thin Ring:

Jupiter Has a Very Thin Ring

The Moons of Jupiter: Callisto Ganymede Europa Io:

The Moons of Jupiter: Callisto Ganymede Europa Io

Callisto This is what everyone expected Jupiter’s moons to look like. This was about the last thing that looked like we expected it to.:

Callisto This is what everyone expected Jupiter’s moons to look like. This was about the last thing that looked like we expected it to.

Valhalla Basin, Callisto:

Valhalla Basin, Callisto

Ganymede: Largest Moon in the Solar System :

Ganymede: Largest Moon in the Solar System

Close-up of Ganymede:

Close-up of Ganymede

Europa:

Europa

Europa’s Icy Crust:

Europa’s Icy Crust

Unexpected Io:

Unexpected Io

An Eruption on Io:

An Eruption on Io

Loki’s Molten Sulfur Lake:

Loki’s Molten Sulfur Lake

Lava Flows on Io:

Lava Flows on Io

Eruption on Io:

Eruption on Io

Amalthea:

Amalthea

The Impact of Comet Schumacher-Levy:

The Impact of Comet Schumacher-Levy For the first time ever, in 1994 we witnessed the impact of a comet with a planet.

Comet Schumacher-Levy:

Comet Schumacher-Levy

Impact! A still-hot impact site rotates into view (infrared view):

Impact! A still-hot impact site rotates into view (infrared view)

Impact Fireball:

Impact Fireball

Impact of Comet Schumacher-Levy 9, 1993:

Impact of Comet Schumacher-Levy 9, 1993

Impact as Seen by Galileo:

Impact as Seen by Galileo

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