By Joy P. 7th Period G.T. Science
Come Visit Jupiter!
Jupiter: the Planet
Jupiter is 483,800,000 miles (778,500,000 km) from the Sun. It is also 12,000,000,000 miles from the Earth.
The planet is a gas planet, mainly composed of the liquid matter and the gases hydrogen and helium. It has a rocky core, overlaid by a thick layer of liquid hydrogen.
Jupiter has the largest planetary atmosphere in the solar system, reaching over 5,000 kilometers in altitude.
As well as being the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter also has over 67 moons. The largest, named Ganymede, has a diameter larger than the planet Mercury!
Jupiter Days and Years
Jupiter Weather and Climate Report
A vacation to another planet in the solar system isn't complete without a weather and climate report! Jupiter has a bed of clouds split into two layers: a thick layer, and a thinner and clearer layer. The clouds are composed of ammonia crystals. There is also a possibility of there being a thin layer of water clouds below the ammonia clouds, as there have been flashes of lightning on the planet to support the claim.
The average temperatures on Jupiter varies, but is usually around -234 degrees Fahrenheit (-145 degrees Celsius).
The wind speeds on Jupiter average at 100 miles/second. The water clouds can also produce thunderstorms in reaction to the intense heat from the interior.
Popular Tourist Attractions
The Great Red Spot:
This is probably the most noticeable feature of Jupiter. The Great Red Spot is a persistent, anticyclonic storm stretching even larger than planet Earth. Hop into a flight pod with one of our specially trained pilots and zoom over the red spot, gazing down and taking pictures like none other before.
Moon Hopping is a popular event for visitors. The passengers, called 'Hoppers', board shuttles and fly from moon to moon, visiting the various theme parks and hotels located on each moon.
Gravity on Jupiter
However, due to Jupiter being a big ball of gases, our hotels and amusement parks are located on the moons, as well as floating in orbit around Jupiter.
Our main hotel and parks are located on the moon Europa, which is similar in size to our own Earth moon. Europa's gravitational pull is much less than on Earth and Jupiter. If you weighed 100 lbs on Earth, then you'd weigh 236.4 lbs on Jupiter and 13.35 lbs on Europa.
How to Get to Jupiter
The maximum amount of baggage per person is 50 lbs. But don't worry, we offer toothbrushes, toothpaste, towels, and all other essentials at the hotels.
First, you board our shuttle, which launches from our space station. There are over ten different stations around the world, in multiple countries. Our U.S. station is located in Arizona.
The shuttle takes you from Earth to the Moon, where the ten shuttles all meet up at the main station. There, all passengers board our express shuttle, which takes guests to the moon Europa, where they disembark. Guests can then board different, smaller shuttles to their hotels on four of Jupiter's moons: Europa, Io, Ganymede, and Callisto.
The Trip to Jupiter
This is one of our spacecrafts from the outside.
This is another of our spacecrafts from the outside.
Four and five star hotels, found on the moons Ganymede, Europe, Io, and Callisto.
A map of the spacecraft on the inside.
A diagram of the spacesuits guests are required to wear while outside the craft or hotels, etc. Designed for wear on Europa, Callisto, Io, or Ganymede.