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Jupiter has 67 known moons, although 17 of them are awaiting official names. More are discovered with every space probe we send there. It is likely that there are more not yet identified. The most recent are extremely small. As with the icy moonlets in Saturn's rings, there are millions of small objects orbiting the planet, some as part of Jupiter's own rings.
63 moons
Jupiter has 63 known moons. But 4 main moons, the largest of the 63.
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How many moons orbit Jupiter?

It is now known that there are 23 moons for the planet of Jupiter.For a long time it was believed that there were only 16 moons forthis planet.

What are the moons of Jupiter?

As of June, 2011, there are 67 known moons of Jupiter. Of these, 50have received names and 17 have temporary designations pending thedetermination of their precise orbits. Their names are listed herealphabetically (with the four largest in boldface) : . Metis . Adrastea . Amalthea . Thebe . Io . Europa . Ganymede . Callisto . Themisto . Leda . Himalia . Lysithea . Elara . S/2000 J 11 . Carpo . S/2003 J 12 . Euporie . S/2003 J 3 . S/2003 J 18 . S/2011 J 1 . S/2010 J 2 . Thelxinoe . Euanthe . Helike . Orthosie . Locaste . S/2003 J 16 . Praxidike . Harpalyke . Mneme . Hermippe . Thyone . Ananke . Herse . Aitne . Kale . Taygete . S/2003 J 19 . Chaldene . S/2003 J 15 . S/2003 J 10 . S/2003 J 23 . Erinome . Aoede . Kallichore . Kalyke . Carme . Callirrhoe . Eurydome . S/2011 J 2 . Pasithee . S/2010 J 1 . Kore . Cyllene . Eukelade . S/2003 J 4 . Pasiphaë . Hegemone . Arche . Isonoe . S/2003 J 9 . S/2003 J 5 . Sinope . Sponde . Autonoe . Megaclite . S/2003 J 2 . In astronomy, the moons of Jupiter are its "natural satellites".Sixty-seven moons orbiting Jupiter have been discovered. New onesare occasionally discovered as detection methods improve. Some arevery small and so were much harder to find. . The four largest were observed and recorded by Galileo in1610, and are called the "Galilean moons". These four are Io,Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. They are roughly the same size asEarth's moon, some are a bit bigger, some are smaller.

Why does Jupiter have so many moons?

Two reasons. Firstly, Jupiter is extremely massive - 318 times the Mass of Earth. Anything passing near to it will either be flung out of the solar system, ripped apart by gravitational tides, or captured into orbit. Secondly, Jupiter orbits just beyond the Asteroid Belt, which contains perhaps more than a million Asteroids ranging from 1 kilometer in size to 1,000 kilometers - and countless more that are smaller. Most of Jupiter's large flock of moons are most likely captured asteroids that wandered too near the gas giant to escape, but not so close they were ripped to pieces. I think that Jupiter has many moons because of the fact that it has to hold plenty of asteroids in the asteroid belt.

Why does Jupiter have moons?

Mainly because of its mass. In general, the more massive a planet,the easier it is for such a planet to catch - or to keep - a moon.Thus, the four gas giants in our Solar System all have lots ofmoons; the smaller (and less massive) rocky planets have much fewermoons in comparison.

How many moons is Jupiter away from Callisto?

Callisto is the 2nd largest and 8th closest of Jupiter's known moons, with an orbit about 1.8 million km from Jupiter. It was discovered by Galileo in 1610 and is the most distant from Jupiter of the 4 large Galilean moons.. Jupiter's large moons orbit rapidly compared to Earth's Moon. Callisto circles Jupiter every 16.7 Earth days.

How did Jupiter get so many moons?

8 of Jupiter's 63+ moons are large and fairly spherical, indicating that they may have formed around the planet during the creation of the solar system. Most of the others are in very irregular orbits that suggest they are asteroids captured by Jupiter's gravity (especially from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter)..

How many moons can go into Jupiter?

The volume of the Moon is 0.02 times the volume of the Earth. The volume of Jupiter is 1,321.3 times the volume of the Earth. So: 1321.3/0.02=66,065 times.

How many moons fit inside Jupiter?

There is a bit of math to this. Assuming that you mean our own moon, we will start with the Earth. The Earth can fit 1321.3 times into Jupiter. If the moon is 4 times SMALLER than our earth, we would multiply that number by four. 1321.3x4=5285.2 So, that means that our moon can fit into Jupiter 5285.2 times.

How many Galilean moons does Jupiter have?

There are four Galilean moons, so named because they were discovered by Galileo. They are comparartively large compared to the other Jovian moons, so they were visible from Earth as companions to the planet. They are Ganymede, Callisto, Europa, and Io.

How many moons does Jupiter have and what are the names of them?

Jupiter has 63 known moons, and more are discovered with every space probe we send there. It is likely that there are more not yet identified. The most recent are extremely small. As with the icy moonlets in Saturn's rings, there are millions of small objects orbiting the planet, some as part of Jupiter's own rings. As of 2009, Jupiter had 63 satellites known and classified as moons. They are as follows (alphabetically, the four largest in boldface): . Adrastea . Aitne . Amalthea . Ananke . Aoede . Arche . Autonoe . Callirrhoe . Callisto . Carme . Carpo . Chaldene . Cyllene . Elara . Erinome . Euanthe . Eukelade . Euporie . Europa . Eurydome . Ganymede . Harpalyke . Hegemone . Helike . Hermippe . Herse . Himalia . Io . Iocaste . Isonoe . Kale . Kallichore . Kalyke . Kore . Leda . Lysithea . Megaclite . Metis . Mneme . Orthosie . Pasiphae . Pasithee . Praxidike . Sinope . Sponde . Taygete . Thebe . Thelxinoe . Themisto . Thyone . S/2003 J2 (temporary names) . S/2003 J3 . S/2003 J4 . S/2000 J5 . S/2003 J9 . S/2003 J10 . S/2000 J11 . S/2003 J12 . S/2003 J15 . S/2003 J16 . S/2003 J18 . S/2003 J19 . S/2003 J23 (see related link for orbital information)

How many moons fit into Jupiter?

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. More than 1,000earths would fit inside Jupiter and more than 63,155 moons couldfit inside the planet.

How many moons are there in planet Jupiter?

There are no moons in Jupiter. Jupiter does have 63 confirmed that are in a stable orbit around the planet though. There could well be more than this though, which have yet to be discovered. Jupiter have 64 moons.

How many moons revolve around Jupiter?

Currently, we are aware of 63 moons of Jupiter. But each new space probe to Jupiter discovers new moons smaller than the ones before, and it seems likely that there are still a few more yet to be found. Four of Jupiter's moons are big enough that Galileo was able to see them even through his very small telescope; these are Ganymede, Europa, Io and Callisto.

What moon on Jupiter?

Jupiter has four gallilain moons. I don't know if it has any more, but one has an ocean! OCEAN=LIFE! That means there might be amazing undiscovered creatures and possibly HUMANS,but probebly not humans :( Oh well! Just think of the amazing MONSTERS on this MOON!

How many years does it take Jupiter to go around the moon?

The central body that shapes Jupiter's orbit is the sun. Jupiter doesn't orbit earth's moon, and is hardly aware that it exists. Jupiter orbits the sun every 11.86 [earth] years, at an average distance from the sun of 483.8 million miles.

How many moons of Jupiter have you discovered?

How Many Have I DISCOVERED? Well, Honestly, None. But Scientists and Astronomers and Especially Galileo Galeli, have found up to 63 Moons, and scientists and astronomers (not galelio because he already died) have said there is to be more than 50 more moons we have not yet discovered. Maybe More.

How many moons are in the planet Jupiters?

Jupiter has four moons that orbit it. the names of these moons are IO ( eye-oh ) Callisto, Europa and Ganymede. Time taken for the moons to orbit Jupiter: IO- 1.7 Earth years Callisto- 16.7 Earth years Europa- 3.5 Earth years Ganymede- 7.1 Earth years

How many does Jupiter moon have?

If you mean, " How Many Moons Does Jupiter Have?" Then yes I can answer. In most textbooks, and the one i am currently using for science, was made in 1997, and then, we had discovered 28. (They Were Mostly Discovered By Galelio Galeli.) But Currently, As Of 2011, Jupiter Has Over 63 Moons. Some Of Them Aren't Named, but most of them are. It's Most Famous Moons are probably Metis and Io. But My Favorite Is Europa. Scientists and Astronomers Have hypothosized and said there may be up to 60 more moons that have not yet been discovered, and maybe even more. I Hope I Helped You!

How many moons does Jupiter have as of 2011?

Hi Jupiter is the 5th and the biggest planet in the solar system. The planet Jupiter has 63 moons. The 4 main known and the big moons of Jupiter are Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto. Ganymede is the biggest moon of Jupiter and is bigger than that of the Earth.

Is there a moon on Jupiter?

Jupiter has 67 known moons, although most of them (48) are smallerthan 5 km in diameter. The four largest are larger than Earth'sMoon.

How many days does it take moon to spin around Jupiter?

-- The moon you see in our sky is nowhere near Jupiter. It revolves around the Earth once every 29.53 days. -- As of right now (early 2012), we know of 66 moons that revolve around Jupiter. Their orbital periods range from 7 hours to 982 days.

How many moons or satellites on Jupiter?

Jupiter has 66 natural satellites. Of these, 50 are less than 10 kilometres in diameter and have only been discovered since 1975. The four largest moons, known as the "Galilean moons", are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

Why Jupiter has many moons?

because of its size and gravitational pull it gathers many moons over years and years of rotation.there is no telling what happens on the other side of the sun when we are on this side.

How many moons surround Jupiter?

As of January 2013, Jupiter has 50 official, named moons and 14 more unofficial ones still under consideration by the scientific community.

How many earth moons can fit in Jupiter?

The average radius of the moon is 1737.10km and the average radius of jupiter is 69173, and the formula used for determining the volume of a sphere is V = ⁴⁄₃πr³ So... ⁴⁄₃π69173³ / ⁴⁄₃π1737.10³ = 63155.38375 You can fit around 63155 moons inside jupiter

Do Jupiter has moons?

Jupiter has at least 63 known moons. The largest four are calledIo, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. These four moons are called theGalilean satellites because they were first seen in 1610 by theastronomer Galileo Galilei. Ganymede is the largest moon in theSolar System, with a diameter of 3,260 miles.

How many moons does Jupiter has what are there names?

Jupiter has at least 63 known moons. The largest four are called Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. These four moons are called the Galilean satellites because they were first seen in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei.