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Jupiter ♃

Planet Jupiter



Jupiter is the fifth of nine planets in our solar system and is is one of the outer "gas giant" planets. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and only Venus (and the Moon) are brighter. Jupiter is best viewed in the Spring.

Jupiter Facts
      1. Mass (kg)
      2. 1.900e+27
      1. Radius (km)
      2. 71,492
      1. Density (gm/cm3)
      2. 1.33
      1. Distance from sun (km)
      2. 778,330,000
      1. Rotational period (days)
      2. 9.9
      1. Orbital period (years)
      2. 11.871
      1. Orbital velocity (km/sec)
      2. 13.07
      1. Eccentricity of orbit
      2. 0.0483
      1. Tilt of axis (°)
      2. 3.13
      1. Inclination of orbit (°)
      2. 1.308
      1. Surface gravity (m/sec2)
      2. 22.88
      1. Escape velocity (km/sec)
      2. 59.56
      1. Albedo
      2. 0.52
      1. Magnitude (Vo)
      2. -2.70
      1. Cloud temperature
      2. -121°C
      1. Atmosphere
      2. H=90%, He=10%
      1. Moons
      2. 67


    Rings of Jupiter
        1. Name
        2. Planetary Distance (km)
        3. Shepherd Moon
        1. Halo ring
        2. 92,000 - 122,500
        1. Main ring
        2. 122,500 - 129,000
        3. Adrastea, Metis
        1. Amalthea Ring
        2. 129,000 - 182,000
        3. Amalthea
        1. Thebe Ring
        2. 129,000 - 226,000
        3. Thebe


      67 Moons of Jupiter (in order of size)

      The first 4 moons listed, the Galilean moons, are viewable with binoculars and any telescope.

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