Essay about The Journey to the Center of Jupiter

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The Journey to the Center of Jupiter Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and the 5th planet from the Sun. It is a very unique and interesting planet. Its famous 'Red Spot' and raging gas storms give it a cool look. Jupiter is an outer planet and a gas giant. Most gas giants have many moons and are surrounded by a set of rings or a thin disk of small particles of ice and rock. Like all gas giants, Jupiter has a thick atmosphere made up of mostly hydrogen and helium. Jupiter is much larger than Earth. You can fit about 1,300 Earths into Jupiter. The great red spot is a storm larger than Earth, which is pretty incredible. Also, Jupiter reflects many shades of white, red, orange, brown, and yellow. The colors of Jupiter change…show more content…
It actually a high-pressure storm that has been in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere for at least 400 years. The Great Red Spot rotates counter-clockwise (and makes a full rotation every six Earth days. Some people believe that the Great Red Spot is shrinking but we are not sure. Scientists are also not sure where the reddish color comes from. The most popular theory says that the color may be caused by complex organic molecules, red phosphorus, or other sulfur compounds. The Great Red Spot varies greatly in color, it goes form brick-red to pale salmon, and white. As you can see Jupiter’s atmosphere is very interesting and we still have a lot to learn. The main moons of Jupiter are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Simon Marius & Galileo Galilei discovered them in 1610. Jupiter is gas giant and has many moons. Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. It looks like a huge pizza covered with melted cheese dots of tomato and ripe olives. To our surprise there are active volcanoes on Io as well as lava flows, lava lakes, and giant calderas. Io orbits closer to Jupiter's cloud tops than the moon does to Earth. Another moon is Europa. Europa is the 4th largest moon and was named after a “Phoenician princess who was abducted by Zeus and taken to the island of Crete to be his lover. Zeus took the form of a white bull and coaxed Europa to climb on his back as he swam off to Crete.” Like many other moons, Europa is caught by

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