By Berenice Hernandez


Callisto is one of Jupiter's moons and is the fourth largest.Its very different from Jupiter's other moons,Callisto is also known as a greek legend and also known as one of the "gods".Its surface is covered in craters produced when asteroids and comets hit its icy surface. Callisto was discovered in 1610 by Galileo.

Researching Topics

While researching Callisto many ideas and topics of the moon have came up but only chose topics that were needed.

~Callisto's surface


~Callisto's greek legend

~Callisto's distance,orbital period,and diameter

~Fun facts

Topic 1:Callisto's Surface

Callisto's surface is made up of craters and asteroids that have hit.The surface is also icy so meaning half of the weight on this moon is just ice itself.It is said that under the surface since there is so much ice there is a "ocean" meaning water that melts.When the ice builds up again another layer of ice and rock interior is formed.

Topic 2:Founder/Year/age

Callisto was found January 7 on the year of 1610 by Galileo.Callisto is about 4.5 billion years old about the same age as Jupiter.Castillo was found before Jupiter to.Jupiter was found three days later on January 10,1610.
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Castillo's Greek Legend

Callisto (or Kallisto) was an ancient Greek legend. Callisto (Kallisto) was the daughter of the Arkadian King Lykaon and a hunting companion with the goddess Artemis.It was said that Callisto and Zeus shared a secret love.Her secret was revealed in the bath of truth and Artemis with her fury transformed Callisto (Kallisto) into a bear.Hunters then caught her and took her back.Zeus wanted no harm done to her and transformed her into a "star" (moon).

Callisto's distance,orbital period,and diameter

Callisto is about 664,867 miles away from Jupiter (1,070,000 km)

It takes Callisto about 7.155 Earth days to orbit around Jupiter.

Its mean diameter is 3,273 miles (5,268 km)

Fun Facts

1.It is said that Zeus is Jupiter from ancient times to be with Callisto.

2.Callisto has a very dark surface which shows its great age.

3.The temperature on Callisto is -218.47 fahrenheit

4.Callisto has the lowest density of any of the "Galilean Moons"

5.It's name come from a nymph

Jupiter's Moons

Callisto video^

Video talking about when the moons (largest) where founded.