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Jupiter – 5.2 AU. Voyager. Atmosphere - Almost all atmosphere - 86% H, 13.6 %He, Methane, Ammonia, Water Vapor - Belts and Zones. Atmosphere - Almost all atmosphere - 86% H, 13.6 %He, Methane, Ammonia, Water Vapor - Belts and Zones - Brown and White Ovals. Atmosphere

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Jupiter 5 2 au

Jupiter – 5.2 AU


Jupiter 5 2 au

Voyager


Jupiter 5 2 au

Atmosphere

- Almost all atmosphere

- 86% H, 13.6 %He, Methane,

Ammonia, Water Vapor

- Belts and Zones


Jupiter 5 2 au

Atmosphere

- Almost all atmosphere

- 86% H, 13.6 %He, Methane,

Ammonia, Water Vapor

- Belts and Zones

- Brown and White Ovals


Jupiter 5 2 au

Atmosphere

- Almost all atmosphere

- 86% H, 13.6 %He, Methane,

Ammonia, Water Vapor

- Belts and Zones

- Brown and White Ovals

- The Great Red Spot

(high pressure “hurricane”)


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GRS

Earth


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Jupiter’s Interior


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Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

- 19,000 times stronger than Earth’s

- Caused by rapid rotation and liquid metallic H-layer


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30,000,000 km


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Jupiter’s Ring - small particles from 4 small moons


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Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 hits Jupiter, July, 1994

Io

Impact Sites


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Jupiter’s Moons

- At least 60 moons

- Most very small (100’s of km)

- 4 largest known as the “Galilean Moons”


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The Galilean Moons

Io

Europa

Callisto

Ganymede


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Io - volcanically active

Jupiter

Io

Europa


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Io with new debris from

Tvashtar Catena


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Volcano Loki


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Volcano caught in the act by Voyager I


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Europa –

A subsurface ocean


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The Surface of Europa


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Cracked Ice on Europa


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Europa Close-up


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Europa ice cliffs


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Europa Hydrobot 20__?


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Ganymede - 2 types of Surface

1. Young, light color


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Ganymede


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Ganymede - 2 types of Surface

1. Young, light color

2. Old, dark, heavily cratered

A weak magnetic field

=> A deep sub-surface ocean?


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Voyager - 1979

Galileo - 1999


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Callisto- An old, battered surface

Another moon with a magnetic field


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Ice cliffs on Callisto


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