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Jupiter Questions and Answers (Q&A)

G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
Jupiter’s moon Europa is often thought of as possible abode for life, because of the potential liquid water ocean beneath its icy surface. Europa has been speculated to be one of the most...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
The Jupiter trojans, frequently called trojan asteroids or just trojans, are a large group of asteroids that share the planets Jupiter's orbit around the sun. They are named for heroes in the...Read More

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D. Ronald, Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
The requirement of nuclear fusion to occur is possessing enough mass to heat the core of the planet to 10,000 k. Jupiter's mass is too small to create nuclear fusion. Jupiter would need to be...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
New atmospheric data indicates that carbon is abundant in its crystal form. Lightning storms turn methane into the soot (carbon) which as it falls, hardens into chunks of graphite and then...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
Jupiter does not have a solid surface and although there is a small solid core, there is nothing like a planetary surface. It is under an enormous pressure caused by the mass of gas that makes up...Read More

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D. Ronald, Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
The moons of Jupiter are so innumerable and diverse that they are broken down into several groups. Jupiter has the most moons of any solar planet. There are seventy- nine known moons of Jupiter....Read More

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D. Ronald, Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
The Great Red Spot, which is the most noticeable feature on Jupiter's surface is a storm about 12,400 miles (20,000 kilometers) wide, about two to three times larger than Earth. Vertical surges...Read More

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Mike John, Content Explorer
Answered: Mar 05, 2019
Jupiter has many moons, about 79 known and there are probably many unknown as well. There are four very large moons which are known as the Galilean moons. Ganymede, Callisto, Lo, and Europa, with...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
Around the world, you’ll find Jupiter highest up around dusk or nightfall. Jupiter appears to be rather low in the southwest sky at northern latitudes in the southern hemisphere. You can...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
Jupiter has the most sizeable planetary atmosphere in the solar system, spanning over 5,000 km (3,000mi) in altitude. Due to the fact that Jupiter has no surface, the base of its atmosphere is...Read More

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D. Ronald, Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
Metis is the closest moon to Jupiter. It orbits 128,000 km (79,500 miles) from Jupiter. It is the closest of the Galilean moons. Its moon distance from Jupiter is 422,000 km (220,000 miles). As...Read More

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D. Ronald, Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
The magnetosphere of Jupiter is the crater created in the solar wind by the planet's magnetic field. Jupiter's magnetosphere is the most sizable and most powerful of any planetary magnetosphere...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
Jupiter has the strongest gravitational pull because of it’s large size. The more mass an object possesses, the more gravitational pull it creates. Jupiter is the most massive planet....Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Nov 05, 2018
The distance between Earth and Jupiter is approximately 483 million miles, so it would take 43 minutes to travel from Earth to Jupiter at the speed of light; however, depending upon the vehicle...Read More

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Carice Snow, Motivator
Answered: Nov 22, 2018
There are a lot of scientists who would like to know more about Jupiter. The major issue of this planet is the fact that there is not enough solid surface for the spacecraft to land. If in case a...Read More

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