Astronomy_1_worksheet_4_part_7 - 1. as Time 1. Also notice...

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1. as Time 1. Also notice where the spot is in relation to Jupiter’s surface. Then press [ Spacebar ] again to begin time. Watch as Jupiter rotates. When the spot reaches the same position as Time 1, press [ Spacebar ] again to stop time. Record this time as Time 2. To find out approximately how long it takes Jupiter to rotate on its axis, subtract Time 2 from Time 1 and record this on your Worksheet . With its fast rotation, its cloud tops are whizzing around the planet through space at 28,200 miles/hr (45,400 km/hr) (GOOD GRIEF!!). Can you imagine what would happen to the Celestia 2 if you tried to take your ship into the cloudtops of Jupiter? The only way you could do it safely would be to steer carefully to match their rotational speed. 2. You should also notice something else surrounding Jupiter… something faint and ghostlike. If it is not clear, right-click-drag and tilt the planet down a bit or use the [ End ] key to zoom out a bit. Did you know that Jupiter has one of those? Neither did all
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course ASTRONOMY astronomy taught by Professor Moth during the Fall '09 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

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