welcome to Jupiter, its huge!
2.Known moons: 67.
3.Notable moons: Lo,Europe,Ganymede,and Callisto.
4.Known rings: 4.
5.First recorded: 7th or 8th century BC.
6.Recorded by: Babylonian astronomers.
7.Jupiter is the 4th brightest object in the solar system.
8.Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system.
9.Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets.
10.Jupiter's moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system.
The moons of Jupiter
- Ganymede is the 7th moon in distance from Jupiter.
- It is the largest moon in the solar system.
- It has a diameter of 3,270 miles (5,262 km) which is larger than the planet Mercury.
- Ganymede orbits Jupiter at a distance of 665,116 miles (1,070,400 km) and takes 7 days 3 hours to make one orbit of the planet.
- It is the only moon in the solar system known to have its own magnetic field.
- Io is the fifth moon in distance from the planet Jupiter.
- It orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 262,000 miles (422,000 km,) similar to the distance the Moon orbits Earth.
- Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons and very similar in size to our own moon.
- It is the most volcanic ally active object in the solar system.
- Volcanic plumes rise almost 190 miles (300 km) above the surface.
- Callisto is the second largest moon orbiting Jupiter and the third largest moon in the solar system.
- It has a diameter of 2,985 miles (4,800 km), which is only 1% smaller than the planet Mercury.
- Callisto is the 8th moon in distance from Jupiter and takes 17 days to make one complete orbit of the planet.
- It orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 1,168,000 miles (1,880,000 km).
2.What is the quality of the atmosphere of the planet? Jupiter has a very complex atmosphere.It is dominated by colorful bands and turbulent swirls. For example the big red spot.
3.How would humans protect themselves on the planet? By their holes on the ground.
4.How would humans navigate to get around the planet? They would float place to place.
5.Could they take side trips to any moons? Yes.