partying on Jupiter
by Chance Harper
welcome to the moons of Jupiter
Most of the moons of Jupiter are small, with about 50 of the satellites being less than 6.2 miles in diameter. The number of moons changes fairly frequently, with 66 and 67 being confirmed at the end of 2011. Most of the moons were discovered in the late 1970's and later as a result of several explorations by automated spacecraft, including NASA’s Voyager in 1979 and Galileo in 1995.
Not only is Jupiter the largest planet in the solar system, it is also the most massive at more than 300 times the mass of Earth. Its size plays a role in the number of moons orbiting Jupiter because there is a large area of gravitational stability around it to support many moons.
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Las Vegas has an arid climate with sunny, dry, and extremely hot summers. The July average high is 40°C (104°F), but with low humidity. This low humidity does help temperature feel not as hot as it otherwise would at these levels, but never-the-less, it is still hot. Night time lows are usually in the high 20's Celsius (80's Fahrenheit).
Winter is much cooler with daytime highs averaging around 15°C (60°F), and nighttime lows averaging about 4°C (40°F). During winter, a cold spell may set in for several days. Snowfall is quite rare in the metropolitan area itself, but the mountains surrounding the valley are topped with snow during the winter. This allows for skiing and snowboarding. These activities are available in winter with a short drive to the northwest at Mount Charleston.
Spring and fall are very enjoyable months with daytime highs ranging from 15°C-25°C (60°F-80°F). Some of the best months to visit Las Vegas are March, April, May, October, and November. Temperatures are not too hot nor too chilly at those times, although a good time can be had in Las Vegas at any time.
- The Roller Coaster @ New York New York Hotel, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd. 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 pm - Midnight Friday & Saturday. The Roller Coaster will lift you up 203 feet, drop you down 144 feet and leave your pulse trying to catch up to 67 mph. Simulating a jet fighter's barrel roll, you'll turn 180°, hang 86 feet in the air, take the famous "heart line" twist and dive. Individual Tickets: $14.00; Scream Pass: $25.00 (includes: all day ride pass, $2.00 off 5 x 7 photo); Family Fun Flight for Four: $60.00 (Includes Four individual ride tickets and 2 5 x 7 close up photos).
- Rides @ The Stratosphere Hotel, 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd. There are 3 intense rides on the top of the tallest hotel on the strip: Big Shot - Shoots passengers straight up 160 feet at 45 mph (over 4 Gs) until they are 1,081 feet above the Strip. X-Scream - A giant teeter-totter that propels you 27 feet over the edge of the Tower, 866 feet above the ground. Insanity, the Ride - A massive mechanical arm extends 64 feet over the edge of the Tower and spins you at a force of 3 Gs for a truly mind-bending experience. For the people who do not like rides but still want to do something at the top, there are shops and a great view. Tower Admission: $18.00 Adult, $10.00 Groups/Parties over 20; Rides: $15.00 each, $34.00 Tower Admission + All Day Unlimited Rides, $33.00 Tower Admission + 3 Rides, $28.00 Tower Admission + 2 Rides, $23.00 Tower Admission +1 ride, additional $10.00 Express Pass.
- Sky Jump @ The Stratosphere Hotel, 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd. 10:00 am – 1:00 am Sunday–Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 am Friday–Saturday. Sky Jump is a controlled free fall, similar to a vertical zip line. The launching pad is located on the 108th floor, 855 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. Jumpers are harnessed in and attached to a cable that is connected to a descender machine. Guide wires keep the sky jumper on course and on target. Just before reaching the rapidly approaching ground, the sky jumper is slowed down for a controlled and safe landing.$109.99 Per Jump, $119.99 Jump/Photos, $139.99 Jump/Wrist-cam Video/Photos.
- The Adventure dome Theme Park @ Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☎ 702 794-3939. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am to 12:00 am Friday-Saturday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sunday. America's 2nd largest indoor theme park with 25 rides and attractions for all ages. $16.95 Day pass (under 48 inches tall), $27.95 Day Pass (over 48 inches tall), Premium Rides - $8.00 each : F X Theater featuring Sponge Bob Square Pants and Dora the Explorer, Disk'O (Spinning Ride), Canyon Blaster (Roller Coaster), E L Loco (Roller Coaster), Sling Shot (Tower Ride), Chaos (Spinning & Tilting Ride), Inverted (360° Counter-Rotation Ride), Sim Ex Extreme Ride Theater, Happy Feet: Mumble's Wild Ride, Laxer Blast (Laser Tag Adventure); Large Rides - $5.00 each: Canyon Cars (Bumper Cars), Sand Pirate (Swinging Ship); Junior Rides – $5.00 each: Frog Hopper (Jr. Tower Ride), Miner Mike (Jr. Roller Coaster), Thunderbird (Jr. Plane Ride); Family Rides - $5.00 each: B.C. Bus (Bus Ride), Circus Carousel (Merry-Go-Round), Drifters (Ferris Wheel), Road Runner (Mini-Himalaya Ride). HTTP://wikitravel.org/en/Las_Vegas