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Jupiter : (1) the chief Roman god, husband of Juno, and god of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws (2) the largest of the planets and fifth in order from the sun (Jupiter, 2015) [1] Webster Oxford Free OneLook Word Reference Visuwords
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter is a gas giant, along with Saturn, with the other two giant planets, Uranus and Neptune, being ice giants. Jupiter was known to astronomers of ancient times. The Romans named it after their god Jupiter.

Jupiter is primarily composed of hydrogen with a quarter of its mass being helium, though helium comprises only about a tenth of the number of molecules. It may also have a rocky core of heavier elements, but like the other giant planets, Jupiter lacks a well-defined solid surface. Because of its rapid rotation, the planet's shape is that of an oblate spheroid (it has a slight but noticeable bulge around the equator). The outer atmosphere is visibly segregated into several bands at different latitudes, resulting in turbulence and storms along their interacting boundaries. A prominent result is the Great Red Spot, a giant storm that is known to have existed since at least the 17th century when it was first seen by telescope. Surrounding Jupiter is a faint planetary ring system and a powerful magnetosphere. Jupiter has at least 67 moons, including the four large Galilean moons discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Ganymede, the largest of these, has a diameter greater than that of the planet Mercury. (Jupiter, 2015) [2] Wikipedia

Spotlight


See Juno's close-up photo of Jupiter


Jupiter seen by Juno


Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System (NASA)
Juno's instruments return riches from first perijove (Emily Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society)

NASA Video Shows Jupiter and Its Moons


NASA, Juno Team Exult in Successful Jupiter Arrival (Mike Wall, Space.com)

Jupiter: Into the Unknown (NASA Juno Mission Trailer)


Juno: Mission to Jupiter 360° Video (Narrated)
(This is an 360° video -- press and hold to explore it!)


NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter: Investigating a Colossus


National Geographic Journey To Jupiter - Documentary


Juno's Jupiter Arrival Continues String of July 4 Spaceflight Milestones (Robert Z. Pearlman, Space.com)
Why Juno Has Just One Dangerous Chance to Enter Jupiter's Orbit (Rebecca Boyle, Popular Mechanics)

Juno Mission NASA Southwest Research Institute Science Geek Wikipedia JunoCam

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Resources


Jupiter: the Largest


The Nine Planets - Jupiter


Solar System Exploration, Jupiter (NASA)
Photo Journal, Jupiter (NASA, JPL)

These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

Type

Subject Specific Links
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thesaurus

Roget's Thesaurus Merriam-Webster Visuwords
encyclopedia

David Darling's Internet Encyclopedia of Science Britannica Wikipedia
search

"Jupiter" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
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creativity

Innovations Report
application

HowStuffWorks
product

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
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archive

Internet Archive
library

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress
UPenn Online Books Open Library
book

ISBNdb Google Books
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education

Jupiter resources for education (NASA) OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
trivia

Ranker Quiz on Jupiter (Fun Trivia)
quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s
event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal) Meetup.com
news

Space.com NPR Archives Google News
blog

WordPress
article

Google Scholar
government

USA.gov
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toy

Amazon Toys
arts

Jupiter Paintings (Google Images)
poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Rings


Solar System Exploration, Jupiter's Rings (NASA)
Jupiter's Ring System (Planetary Ring Node)
Rings of Jupiter (Wikipedia)

Satellites


natural satellites are called moons, Jupiter has 63

Exploring the moons of Jupiter


Solar System Exploration, Jupiter's Moons (NASA)
Moons of Jupiter (Wikipedia)

Io
Solar System Exploration, Io (NASA)
Io (Wikipedia)
Io (Go Astronomy)

New Horizons - Volcano on Io


Europa

Europa is the sixth moon of the planet Jupiter


Europa: Ocean World


To Europa


Why NASA's Proposed Mission To Europa Is A Big Deal


Science Instruments Selected for Europa Mission (and other news)


NASA's Europa Mission to Hunt Down Life's Niches (Ian O'Neill, Discovery News)
Jupiter’s moon Europa: Lake theory boosts hopes for life (Brian Vastag, Washington Post)

Solar System Exploration, Europa (NASA)
Europa (Wikipedia)
Europa (Go Astronomy)

Ganymede (Largest in solar system, bigger than mercury)

Jupiter's Moon: Ganymede Rotation


Solar System Exploration, Ganymede (NASA)
Ganymede (Wikipedia)
Ganymede (Go Astronomy)

Callisto & Ganymede


Callisto
Solar System Exploration, Callisto (NASA)
Callisto (Wikipedia)
Callisto (Go Astronomy)

Callisto


Science Sphere: Callisto (Jupiter moon)


Amalthea
Solar System Exploration, Amalthea (NASA)
Amalthea (Wikipedia)
Amalthea (Go Astronomy)

Amalthea, Jupiter's Innermost Satellite


Himalia
Solar System Exploration (NASA)
Himalia (Wikipedia)
Himalia (Go Astronomy)

Elara
Solar System Exploration, Elara (NASA)
Elara (Wikipedia)
Elara (Go Astronomy)

Pasiphae
Solar System Exploration, Pasiphae (NASA)
Pasiphae (Wikipedia)
Pasiphae (Go Astronomy)

Sinope
Solar System Exploration, Sinope (NASA)
Sinope (Wikipedia)
Sinope (Go Astronomy)

Lysithea
Solar System Exploration, Lysithea (NASA)
Lysithea (Wikipedia)
Lysithea (Go Astronomy)

Carme
Solar System Exploration (NASA)
Carme (Wikipedia)
Carme (Go Astronomy)

Ananke
Solar System Exploration, Ananke (NASA)
Ananke (Wikipedia)
Ananke (Go Astronomy)

Leda
Solar System Exploration, Leda (NASA)
Leda (Wikipedia)
Leda (Go Astronomy)

Metis
Solar System Exploration, Metis (NASA)
Metis (Wikipedia)
Metis (Go Astronomy)

Adrastea
Solar System Exploration, Adrastea (NASA)
Adrastea (Wikipedia)
Adrastea (Go Astronomy)

Thebe
Solar System Exploration, Thebe (NASA)
Thebe (Wikipedia)
Thebe (Go Astronomy)

Callirrhoe
Solar System Exploration, Callirrhoe (NASA)
Callirrhoe (Wikipedia)

Themisto
Solar System Exploration, Themisto (NASA)
Themisto (Wikipedia)

Kalyke
Solar System Exploration, Kalyke (NASA)
Kalyke (Wikipedia)

Iocaste
Solar System Exploration, Iocaste (NASA)
Iocaste (Wikipedia)

Erinome
Solar System Exploration, Erinome (NASA)
Erinome (Wikipedia)

Harpalyke
Solar System Exploration, Harpalyke (NASA)
Harpalyke (Wikipedia)

Isonoe
Solar System Exploration, Isonoe (NASA)
Isonoe (Wikipedia)

Praxidike
Solar System Exploration, Praxidike (NASA)
Praxidike (Wikipedia)

Megaclite
Solar System Exploration, Megaclite (NASA)
Megaclite (Wikipedia)

Taygete
Solar System Exploration, Taygete (NASA)
Taygete (Wikipedia)

Chaldene
Solar System Exploration, Chaldene (NASA)
Chaldene (Wikipedia)

Autonoe
Solar System Exploration, Autonoe (NASA)
Autonoe (Wikipedia)

Thyone
Solar System Exploration, Thyone (NASA)
Thyone (Wikipedia)

Hermippe
Solar System Exploration, Hermippe (NASA)
Hermippe (Wikipedia)

Eurydome
Solar System Exploration, Eurydome (NASA)
Eurydome (Wikipedia)

Sponde
Solar System Exploration, Sponde (NASA)
Sponde (Wikipedia)

Pasithee
Solar System Exploration, Pasithee (NASA)
Pasithee (Wikipedia)

Euanthe
Solar System Exploration, Euanthe (NASA)
Euanthe (Wikipedia)

Kale
Solar System Exploration, Kale (NASA)
Kale (Wikipedia)

Orthosie
Solar System Exploration, Orthosie (NASA)
Orthosie (Wikipedia)

Euporie
Solar System Exploration, Euporie (NASA)
Euporie (Wikipedia)

Aitne
Solar System Exploration, Aitne (NASA)
Aitne (Wikipedia)

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    1. ^ Jupiter. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jupiter
    2. ^ Jupiter. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 5, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter