Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jupiter

I know, you're thinking, Jupiter Schmootiper, what could possibly be interesting about Jupiter? Well, let's see if we can't find something...


1. It's the largest planet in our solar system
2. It is a gas planet, which means it does not have an atmosphere but rather a build-up in pressure and density as one goes deeper towards the core
3. In 1979 Voyager I discovered Jupiter's three rings
4. Jupiter's magnetic field is 20k times more powerful than earth's
5. The Great Red Spot (below) is actually a giant spinning storm that has been observed for more than 300 years.


Want to know more about Jupiter? Click on the pic or go here :)




20 comments:

  1. How could anyone be bored of this gorgeous planet!! Yay! take care
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  2. That's a really big storm. Like a mega hurricane.

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  3. a 300 year old storm.... delightful!

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  4. I've always had a special place in my heart for Jupiter.

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  5. i love jupiter too esp. because of the name :)

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  6. I would like a magnetic field that I could conjure at will.

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  7. So cool....

    I had no idea the spot was a spinning storm....

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  8. A three hundred year old storm puts that whole "winter is coming" into perspective. :P

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  9. Nothing about astronomy is boring :)

    Fun theme!

    Swinging by from A-Z http://jenelleschmidt.com/blog

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  10. Jupiter is uber fascinating! And to think the purpose of those gaseous planets and their location is to keep Earth's atmosphere in check is mind boggling.

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  11. What's not to love about a huge gaseous planet with epic storms? Really interesting (loved the links!) :)

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  12. What a fantastic theme for the Challenge! I absolutely love Holst's "Jupiter" from his composition "The Planets." Amazing music. :)

    Also, the header for your blog made me smile. How beautiful! Thank you for that today! :)

    Jaimie at Living in the Light
    A to Z Ambassador

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    1. That is a great piece of work. I wish I owned it.

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  13. I love that Jupiter is the largest planet in the universe...but it's not a bully! :)

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  14. Can't wait to see what you say about Pluto.

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  15. Oh, man, and we thought our storms were bad.

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  16. Jupiter's totally a cool planet, and I didn't even know it had rings. Now it's doubly cool! :-)

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