Jupiter: Crash Course Astronomy #16

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Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. The gas giant is NOT a failed star, but a really successful planet! It has a dynamic atmosphere with belts and zones, as well as an enormous red spot that’s actually a persistent hurricane. Jupiter is still warm from its formation, and has an interior that’s mostly metallic hydrogen, and it may not even have a core.

Table of Contents
Jupiter is the Biggest Planet in Our Solar System 0:28
Belts and Zones 1:33
Persistent Hurricane 2:32
Metallic Hydrogen Interior 4:03
Fast Spin 0:49
Not a Failure 6:17

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PHOTO/VIDEO SOURCES
Jupiter http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/screen/heic1410a.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)]
Earth http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=57723 [credit: NASA]
Telescope view https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6155/6177104089_ae8cc91af4_o_d.jpg [credit: Chris Isherwood / Flickr]
Jupiter Belt System https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Jupiter#/media/File:Jupiter_Belt_System.svg [credit: Wikimedia Commons & NASA/JPL]
Jupiter’s Jet Streams http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=10981 [credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center]
2010 belt sinking http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/wallpaper3/heic1010b.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA and Z. Levay (STScI)]
Storms http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA01384.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL]
Jupiter Approach http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/images/content/388625main_Jupiter_Approach.gif [credit: NASA]
Red spot shrinking http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2014-24-a-print.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)]
Jupiter’s Hot Spots http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11237 [credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center]
Gas interior http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/gas_interiors.jpg [credit: NASA]
Jupiter interior http://juno.wisc.edu/Images/using/Science/Objectives/Jupiter_Interior.jpg [credit: NASA]
Creating Gas Giants http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11541 [credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center]
Jupiter’s oblate disc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Iridia/J_2#/media/File:Jupiter_on_2009-07-23_(captured_by_the_Hubble_Space_Telescope).jpg [credit: WikiMedia Commons/NASA]
Jupiter heat http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA13760.jpg [credit: NASA/IRTF/JPL-Caltech/University of Oxford]
Jupiter and its shrunken red spot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Jupiter#/media/File:Jupiter_and_its_shrunken_Great_Red_Spot.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)]
Jupiter’s magnetosphere https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Io_(moon)#/media/File:Jupiter_magnetosphere_schematic.jpg [credit: WikiMedia Commons / Volcanopele]
Jupiter aurora https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/hubblesite_2000_38a.jpg [credit: John Clarke (University of Michigan) and NASA]
Jupiter’s ring http://pds-rings.seti.org/jupiter/galileo/PIA01621.jpg [credit: NASA]
Cosmic Fireball Falling Over ALMA http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1414a/ [credit: ESO/C. Malin]
Shoemaker http://zebu.uoregon.edu/images/G-MSSSO.gif [credit: ANU / Peter McGregor]
Shoemaker scars http://hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/10th/photos/graphics/slide21high.jpg [credit: R. Evans, J. Trauger, H. Hammel and the HST Comet Science Team and NASA]
Smaller impacts http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2009-23-a-print.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.), and the Jupiter Impact Team]

Comments

Antonio Miguel says:

I saw the first part of Astronomy #16. Great teaching and images. If there is a follow up lecture, where can I find it? Many thanks.

Antonio Miguel says:

Thank you very much. Loved the lecture. I'll be back for the next lecture.

classicMaxReviews says:

Jupiter Optima Maximus

ll Red ll says:

lol alot more. alot alot more.

cody collins says:

Wouldn't you just fall until the density of the gas reaches the same density as your body then you would just float there

insertname here says:

I had to stop the video because of that blasted pun

Cxeri93 says:

9:52 thats what she said

TigerShark says:

if its a gas planet, then what did shoemaker levy 9 crash into to make a big blast

JeseeRodriguez1697 says:

I'm pretty sure Saturn is close in size.

Damn, Ilhem says:

Jupiter is making its first orbit around the Sun since the day I'm born at Februrary 15-16.

This means I'll celebrate it by eating tons chocolates at discount from Valentine's day.
Yay! 😀

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