How many moons does Jupiter have?
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.
Jupiter has 63 known moons. But 4 main moons, the largest of the 63.
Jupiter has 63 known moons. But 4 main moons, the largest of the 63.
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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.
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 . PasiphaÃ« . 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.
Yes, Jupiter has many moons! We are discovering more and more to this day :)
Jupiter currently has 63 moons, its most popular and large are: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
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.
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.
Jupiter has 63 known natural satellites (with a 64th and more possible as of 2008). Saturn has 60 or more, Uranus 27 or more, Neptune 13 currently known, and Pluto has three confirmed moons (the largest, Charon, is nearly the same size as Pluto).
Jupiter has AT LEAST 72 moons and I don't know how many rings. I love astronomy!
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.
Jupiter has 63 moons at the last count, but some of these may not be proper moons, but captured asteroids.
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)..
Jupiter has 63 moons discovered to date. Some names of Jupiter's moon are Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto and many more.
Jupiter has 63 confirmed moons orbiting it. The first 4 discovered orbiting it were discovered by Galileo Galilie in the 15th century.
Considering you can't stand on Jupiter and not sink it's a hard one to find out. It would vairy depending on where the moons were. But if you were to choose one it would be Lo
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.
Jupiter and Saturn are the most massive planets in the solar system and so have the greatest gravitational effect.
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.
it as got many but the most important are, io europa , callisto and ganimedes
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
Jupiter has 66 moons, Saturn has 63, Uranus has 27, and Neptune has 13. This works out to a total of 169 moons.
Jupiter has 63 moons and 4 main moons the main moons are called Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto.
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.
There is said to be liquid hydrogen and helium on Jupiter but not very many people know for sure.
That depends where you are. There are 16 moons that revolve around Jupiter so you can probably see all.
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.
He was the first to see Jupiter's four largest moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Europa and Io . These four are now called the Galilean moons in his honor.
For example, if you were next to Jupiter, the moons of Jupiter can be seen very well, especially Ganymede, Callisto, lo, and Europa.
Because they are so large, they have a large amount of gravity. As the Solar System was forming, they collected lots of dust clouds and all. Then, moons formed.
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
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!
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.
there are about thirty known moons orbiting Jupiter PS i hope u fail the homework ur trying to cheat on. SMD
i believe that it is Io, Europa, Ganymede then Callisto. This is in order of brightness seen from Jupiter's surface.
Jupiter's count of moons is currently at 63. The four most important moons are Ganymede, Europa, Callisto, and Io.
Jupiter has 67 known moons, although most of them (48) are smallerthan 5 km in diameter. The four largest are larger than Earth'sMoon.
-- 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.
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.
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.
As of January 2013, Jupiter has 50 official, named moons and 14 more unofficial ones still under consideration by the scientific community.
At this time (mid-2014), 67 moons of Jupiter are confirmed. They are all in orbits around the planet. None are 'on' it.
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 = â´ââÏrÂ³ So... â´ââÏ69173Â³ / â´ââÏ1737.10Â³ = 63155.38375 You can fit around 63155 moons inside jupiter
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.
It is not impossible but Pluto has very much less gravity thanJupiter which means it does not have the muscle to pull in straybits of junk and make them moons.
None no planets have more moons than jupiter and jupiter hasatleast 63 moons more than any other planet
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.