Chapter9.The Outer Planets

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1 The Outer Planets Chapter 9
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2 Jupiter
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3 Jupiter • Radius = 11.19 R E = 71,492 km • Mass = 318 M E = 1.9 x 10 27 kg Density = 1.33 gm/cm 3 Sidereal Day = 9.9 hrs Distance from Sun = 5.2 AU Orbital Period = 11.9 yrs Axial Tilt = 3.1 o
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4 Impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy in 1994
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5 Break-up of Shoemaker-Levy before Impact
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6 Jupiter’s Interior
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9 Jupiter’s auroral zone (Hubble)
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10 Jupiter’s Galilean Satellites Io Europa Ganymede Callisto
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11 Io
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12 Io’s surface is sculpted by volcanic activity
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13 Europa
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14 There is a possibility of liquid water under the surface.
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15 Saturn
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16 Saturn • Radius = 9.5 R E = 60,300 km • Mass = 95 M E = 5.7 x 10 26 kg Density = 0.7 gm/cm 3 Sidereal Day = 10.7 hrs Distance from Sun = 9.5 AU Orbital Period = 29.5 yrs Axial Tilt = 26.7 o
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18 Saturn’s Interior
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20 Saturn’s spectacular rings are composed of fragments of ice and ice-coated rock
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