Jupiter's Moons

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Jupiter's Moons

Author: Rishika Singh

Jupiter's moons

Name: Rishika Singh Date: 4/5/14

Title: J Moon-sightseeing



Well Jupiter has a lot of moons named 1. Io2. Europa 3. Ganymede 4. Callisto 5. Amalthea 6. Himalia 7. Elara 8. Pasiphae 9. Sinope 10. Lysithea 11. Carme 12. Ananke 13. Leda 14. Thebe 15. Adrastea 16. Metis 17. Callirrhoe 18. Themisto 19. Megaclite 20. Taygete 21. Chaldene 22. Harpalyke 23. Kalyke 24. Iocaste 25. Erinome 26. Isonoe 27. Praxidike 28. Autonoe 29. Thyone 30. Hermippe 31. Aitne 32. Eurydome 33. Euanthe 34. Euporie 35. Orthosie 36. Sponde 37. Kale 38. Pasithee 39. Hegemone 40. Mneme 41. Aoede 42. Thelxinoe 43. Arche 44. Kallichore 45. Helike 46. Carpo 47. Eukelade 48. Cyllene 49. Kore 50. Herse

Today we are going to focus on Jupiter's largest moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto.



Io: - a bit larger than Earth's moon- A 20 pound bookbag would weigh 3.67 pounds on Io.- third largest of Jupiter's moons- most volcanically active body in the solar system- discovered on 8 January 1610 by Galileo Galilei-one of the first moon discovered orbiting a planet other than Earth- named for the daughter of Inachus, who was raped by Jupiter.Volume: 25,319,064,907 km3Mass: 25,319,064,907 km3Surface Area: 41,698,064.74 km2

Ganymede:- largest satelite in our solar system- If you had a bookbag that weighed 20 pounds it would weigh 2.896 on Ganymede- larger than Mercury and Pluto, and three-quarters the size of Mars- discovered by Galileo Galilei on 7 January 1610- In mythology, Ganymede ("GAN uh meed") was a beautiful young boy who was carried to Olympus by Zeus (the Greek equivalent of the Roman god Jupiter) disguised as an eagle. Ganymede became the cupbearer of the Olympian gods.-

Europa:- If the sun were as tall as a typical front door, Earth would be the size of a nickel and Europa would be the size of the dome on the back of the nickel. -A 20 pound boolbag would weigh 2.67 pounds on Mars- One day in Europa takes about 3.5 Earth days- surface is mostly solid water ice- extremely thin oxygen atmosphere -- far too thin to breathe

Callisto:- third largest satellite in the solar system and is almost the size of Mercury- twice as bright as our own Moon- discovered on 7 January 1610 by Galileo Galilei- named for the beautiful daughter of Lycaon, who followed the chaste goddess of the hunt, ArtemisSurface Area: 73,004,909.27 km2


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