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SPACE:


Milky Way
Solar System
Stars
Sun
Black Holes
Asteroids
Comets
Meteorites
Moon

Telescopes

Visit these amazing
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SPACE:

Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus

Neptune
Pluto






 

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My Notes:

Jupiter

  Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.

In fact, you could fit all the other planets inside of Jupiter.

Up close, Jupiter is a very unwelcoming planet.

Jupiter has a core temperature of 22,000 degrees Celsius, giving off three times the heat it gets from the sun.

Jupiter's atmosphere is composed of hydrogen, helium, sulfur, and nitrogen and is so dense it would crush a spaceship trying to enter it.

The weather on Jupiter is thought to be very stormy with lightning and hurricane-like storms.

The great red spot that can be observed on Jupiter's surface may be a large hurricane that has lasted hundreds of years.

Although Jupiter has up to 63 moons, only 38 of those are currently named.

The four largest moons of Jupiter were discovered in 1610 by Galileo: Io, Europa, Calisto, and Ganymede.

In recent decades, NASA has sent two space probes to retrieve information about Jupiter and its moons.

From the information collected by NASA, scientists think that Europa has a large ocean under its frozen surface and that Jupiter is surrounded by several small rings made up of debris from meteoroid collisions.



 
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