Lecture18 - T he Jovian Planets Jupiter Thelargestplanet...

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The Jovian Planets Jupiter - The largest planet - Gas sphere - no rocky solid surface planet’s interior gets denser and denser eventually  liquefying; probably has rocky core - Faint ring discovered by Voyager - 52 moons as of 2010; mostly small - Banded appearance - Great Red Spot Mostly Hydrogen and Helium Releases 1.5 times more energy than it receives from Sun Vital Statistics Radius  - 71,492 km - 11.2 times the Earth (1400  times the  volume) Mass     - 1.90 x 10 27  kg  - 318 times the Earth Mean density  - 1.33 g/cm 3    - 26% that of the Earth Surface Gravity  - 2.52 times the Earth Atmosphere: 86.1% H - 13.8% He, 0.1% everything  else including methane, ammonia, etc. Distance from Sun: 5.2 AU Rotation Rate: 10 hours Strong magnetic field - 10 times greater than the Earth’s Galilean Satellites Io      - most geologically active body in Solar System Europa Ganymede - largest satellite in Solar System - larger than
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