For kids who love planets, and especially Jupiter. Here is an easy to understand fact  sheet on the biggest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. Brought to you by  www.OpticsCentral.com.au - Telescopes Australia.

For kids who love planets, and especially Jupiter. Here is an easy to understand fact sheet on the biggest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. Brought to you by www.OpticsCentral.com.au - Telescopes Australia.

pin 1.1k
heart 153
speech 2
This mission will be very dangerous for the probe.  It will face large amounts of radiation, gravity and the largest magnetosphere in the solar system.  No probe in history has come this close to Jupiter 6/27/16

This mission will be very dangerous for the probe. It will face large amounts of radiation, gravity and the largest magnetosphere in the solar system. No probe in history has come this close to Jupiter 6/27/16

pin 216
heart 23
Like the sun, Jupiter is composed predominantly of hydrogen & helium. But unlike the sun, it lacks the necessary amount to begin fusion, the process that fuels a star. Jupiter would need to be 75-80 times more massive than it is at present to be considered a star. If all of the planets in the solar system had formed as part of the gas giant, it still would not have sufficient mass. Still, by itself, Jupiter is 2 & 1/2 times larger than all of the other planets in the solar system combined.

Like the sun, Jupiter is composed predominantly of hydrogen & helium. But unlike the sun, it lacks the necessary amount to begin fusion, the process that fuels a star. Jupiter would need to be 75-80 times more massive than it is at present to be considered a star. If all of the planets in the solar system had formed as part of the gas giant, it still would not have sufficient mass. Still, by itself, Jupiter is 2 & 1/2 times larger than all of the other planets in the solar system combined.

pin 50
heart 8
42 Facts About Space, A Homage to Douglas Adams. - Album on Imgur

42 Facts About Space, A Homage to Douglas Adams. - Album on Imgur

pin 71
heart 14
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Space & Plasma Physics - Planets of Our Solar System Our solar system...

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Space & Plasma Physics - Planets of Our Solar System Our solar system...

pin 277
heart 19
There are so many things beyond these that are even more interesting.
pin 99
heart 19
speech 1
Jupiter......not really a planet, but instead a Sun in the making. This hot gas giant has planets that orbit it (currently mislabeled as primary moons) & some of those planets have their own moons (labeled as secondary moons)......who knows how long before it kicks into gear & ignites. ......tick tick tick....

Jupiter......not really a planet, but instead a Sun in the making. This hot gas giant has planets that orbit it (currently mislabeled as primary moons) & some of those planets have their own moons (labeled as secondary moons)......who knows how long before it kicks into gear & ignites. ......tick tick tick....

pin 210
heart 27
Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas
Search