Astronomy_1_worksheet_4_part_6 - Great Red Spot 1. It has a...

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Great Red Spot Figure 9 – setup for Jupiter flyby 1. It has a rocky core made of all the heavy elements of the Solar System. Surrounding that core is thousands of miles of primarily frozen, liquid and gaseous Hydrogen (90% of Jupiter) , the lightest and most common element in the universe. Mixed with it is the planet’s outer atmosphere, made of more hydrogen, helium and traces of methane, ammonia, sulfur and water. 2. Jupiter has no clear solid surface . If you began in your ship at the cloud tops of Jupiter and descended toward the planet, you would start out surrounded by thin clouds of hydrogen, helium, methane and ammonia. To see what that might be like, let’s drop a probe from the Celestia 2 into Jupiter’s atmosphere. To do so, click here just once , and wait up to 30 seconds for the video to open. When it does, press the [ Ctrl +2 ] keys to widen your probe’s view, and left-click inside the screen and drag the mouse. You will get an idea of what it is like near the tops of Jupiter’s clouds. Click
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