JupSatUraNep&P

JupSatUraNep&P - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune...

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Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and sometimes Pluto Jupiter Unusual motion: Fast Differential rotation Rotation period; 9h 50m at equator - about 6 min. longer at poles. A solid object cannot spin at different rates 'Vital' Statistics - In terms of Earth unless units are given Radius = 11 Volume = 1331 Density = 1330kg/m^3 Interior (based on models) - enormous temperatures (up to 40,000K) and pressure (50 million times Earth's) Interior - rocky core, metallic hydrogen (currents here produce the magnetic field) 'Surface' (actually the upper cloud layers) Appearance - see figure 43.2 in text. The fast rotation causes the clouds to form bands around the planet. Other features of the cloud layers - Typical colors are bright yellow, orange and red The great red spot - a 'hurricane' on Jupiter that is stable and always present Magnetic field largest planetary 'structure' in the solar system
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