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Jupiter

Jovian MoonsThe Magnetosphere of Jupiter Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system—a gaseous world as large as 1,300 Earths. Its equatorial diameter is 88,736 mi (142,800 km), w…

The Magnetosphere of Jupiter

Perhaps the largest structure in the solar system is the magnetosphere of Jupiter. This is the region of space that is filled with Jupiter's magnetic field and is bounded by the interaction of that …

The Moon

Mercury and Venus do not have any moons. The planet that comes after Earth, Mars, has two very small moons. Jupiter has four major moons and at least 59 minor ones. Saturn, the ringed planet,…

Jupiter

A belt of asteroids (fragments of rock and iron) between Mars and Jupiter separate the four inner planets from the five outer planets. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, was nam…

Jupiter

is the Latin form of . Verospi's statue of Jupiter is in the Vatican; but one of the seven wonders of the world was the statue of Olympian Jove, by Phidias, destroyed by fire in Constantino…

Jovian Moons

GanymedeEuropaCallistoIoAmalthea Jupiter has a total of 63 known satellites. The four great moons of Jupiter were discovered by Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) in Jan. 1610, and are called t…

Jupiter's Spot

The Question: Does the big spot you always see in the pictures of Jupiter have a name? The Answer: Yes. That oval spot is called the "Great Red …

Jupiter Scapin

A nickname of Napoleon Bonaparte, given him by the Abbé de Pradt. Scapin is a valet famous for his knavish tricks, in Molière's comedy of Les Fourberies de Scapin. Source: Dicti…

Jupiter Hammon

Jupiter HammonpoetBorn: 1711Birthplace: Oyster Bay, New York The first known African American to publish literature, Hammon was a lifelong slave of the Lloyd family on Long Island. He was a fa…

Jupiter's Beard

House-leek. Supposed to be a charm against evil spirits and lightning. Hence grown at one time very generally one the thatch of houses. “Et habet quisque supra domum suum Jovis barbam…