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木星 Jupiter


Jupiter, the King of planets, its diameter is 11 times of Earth, with its known 63 moons, it acts like a small solar system. From long term observations, we observe dynamic evolution of the jovian atmosphere, its famous Great Red Spot, is a gigantic storm on Jupiter for over 100 years, its size is 3 times our Earth. In recent months, Jupiter has a new red storm appeared, dubbed the Red Spot Jr., it is the 1st time ever human beings recorded the birth of a red spot on Jupiter. With the help of the spacecrafts Pioneer, Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, scientists are able to take a close-up look at the Jovian system such as volcanic eruptions on Io, hidden liquid ocean under Europa surface, geological activities on Ganymede, and the dead world Callisto filled with craters. More, ground based observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope also played an important role in observing Jupiter, especially in long term observations. In 1994, the Collision of Comet Shoemaker Levy 9 into Jupiter is a historical event that shocked the astronomical community.


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Comet SL9 Collide on Jupiter Simulation 740 KB
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