Jupiter: The Great Defender
Sunday June 24th, 2018
In this episode of SkyTour Radio, we take an in depth look at the Jovian protector, how it was formed, what it’s bands and zones mean and the many moons it possesses, including the 4 Galilean moons.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is agas giant 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 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 havea rocky core of heavier elements, but like the other giant planets, Jupiter lacks a well-defined solid surface and because of its rapid rotation, the planet’s shape isthat of an oblate spheroid.
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.
Jupiter has at least 69 moons, including the four large Galilean moons discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610.
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