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Jupiter Orbital Period

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Jupiter is fifth closest planet to our Sun and is first planet beyond relatively small, inner four, rocky planets. It is first of four gas giant planets in proximity to Sun. Jupiter has 300 times mass of Earth, but is less dense. It is by far largest planet in our solar system and has 2 1 / 2 times mass of all solar system's planets put together. Jupiter has 63 known satellites and, like Saturn, there is large number of very small satellites orbiting Jupiter from about seven million to 13 million miles away. In addition, tiny satellites are all similar in structure, suggesting that they are pieces of parent body. Jupiter's average distance from Sun is 480 million miles and it takes nearly 12 years to make one revolution. Like rest of gas giants, Jupiter has ring, albeit small and flat. Its rotation is fastest all solar system planets, rotating once on its axis every 10 hours. This means at equator, Jupiter is moving at 22 000 mph, compared with 1 000 mph for Earth. See what does to Jupiter's weather below. Atmosphere and Weather: Jupiter's extremely dense and relatively dry atmosphere is composed of mixture of hydrogen, helium and much smaller amounts of methane and ammonia. Same Mixture Of Elements Which Make Jupiter Also Makes Sun. It is reasonable to assume, that under more extreme conditions, Jupiter could have evolved into double - star companion to our Sun. However, Jupiter would have had to become at least 80 times more massive to become star. Atmosphere Is Probably Few Hundred Miles In Depth, Pulled Toward Surface By Intense Gravity. Closer to surface, gas becomes more dense, and likely turns into compound of slurry. Pioneer's 10 and 11 find evidence that planet itself is composed almost entirely of liquid hydrogen and that there is likely no real interface between atmosphere and surface. Jupiter's rocky core lies well below surface and is very hot due to gravitational compression. But Jupiter is much too small and cool to ignite nuclear fusion reactions which are required to become star. As mentioned above, Jupiter's extremely fast rotation flattens globe at poles and drives extremely changeable weather patterns in clouds which envelope planet. Clouds are likely made of ammonia ice crystals, changing ammonia droplets further down. It is estimated that temperature of cloud tops is about - 280 degrees F. Overall, Jupiter's average temperature is - 238 degrees F. Since Jupiter is only tilted slightly more than 3 degrees on its axis, seasonal fluctuations are minimal. Jupiter is basically turbulent, stormy, whirlpool of wind, band with variable belts and giant Red Spot. This giant Red Spot is oval shaped, counter - clockwise moving storm and is four times larger than our Earth.

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Orbit and Resonance:

In celestial mechanics, orbital resonance occurs when two orbiting bodies exert regular, periodic gravitational influence on each other, usually to their orbital periods being related by ratio of two small integers. Orbital resonances greatly enhance mutual gravitational influence of bodies. In most this results in unstable interaction, in which bodies exchange momentum and shift orbits until resonance no longer exist. Under some circumstances, resonant system can be stable and self correcting, SO bodies remain in resonance. Examples are 1: 24 resonance of Jupiter's moons Ganymede, and Io, and 2: 3 resonance between Pluto and Neptune. Unstable resonances with Saturn's inner moons give rise to gaps in rings of Saturn. Special Case Of 1: 1 Resonance Causes Large Solar System Bodies To Clear Out Regions Around Their Orbits By Ejecting Nearly Everything Else Around Them; This Effect Is Used In Current Definition Of Planet.

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Seasonal Changes:

With axial of just 3. 13 degrees, Jupiter also has one of least inclined orbits of any planet in Solar System. Only Mercury and Venus have more vertical axes, with tilt of 0. 03 and 2. 64 respectively. As result, Jupiter does not experience seasonal changes way other planets do - particularly Earth, Mars and Saturn. As result, temperatures do not vary considerably between northern and southern hemispheres during course of its orbit. Measurements taken from top of Jupiter's clouds indicate that surface temperatures vary between 165 K and 112 K. However, temperatures vary considerably due to depth, increasing drastically as one ventures closer to core.

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