Outline of Jupiter


The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Jupiter:

Jupiter – fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter is a gas giant, along with Saturn, with the other two giant planets, Uranus and Neptune, being ice giants. Jupiter was known to astronomers of ancient times.[1] The Romans named it after their god Jupiter.[2] When viewed from Earth, Jupiter can reach an apparent magnitude of −2.94, bright enough for its reflected light to cast shadows,[3] and making it on average the third-brightest object in the night sky after the Moon and Venus.

Classification of Jupiter

Location of Jupiter

Features of Jupiter

Natural satellites of Jupiter

Inner Moons of Jupiter

Galilean moons of Jupiter









Irregular prograde moons of Jupiter

Himalia group of moons of Jupiter

Himalia group

Ananke group of moons of Jupiter

Ananke group

Carme group of moons of Jupiter

Carme group

Pasiphae group of moons of Jupiter

Pasiphae group

History of Jupiter

History of Jupiter

Exploration of Jupiter

Exploration of Jupiter

Flyby missions to explore Jupiter

Direct missions to explore Jupiter

Proposed missions to explore Jupiter

Cancelled missions to explore Jupiter

Exploration of Jupiter's moons

Jupiter-related fiction

Jupiter-related organizations

Jupiter-related publications

See also


  1. ^ De Crespigny, Rafe. "Emperor Huan and Emperor Ling" (PDF). Asian studies, Online Publications. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 7, 2006. Retrieved May 1, 2012. Xu Huang apparently complained that the astronomy office had failed to give them proper emphasis to the eclipse and to other portents, including the movement of the planet Jupiter (taisui). At his instigation, Chen Shou/Yuan was summoned and questioned, and it was under this pressure that his advice implicated Liang Ji.
  2. ^ Stuart Ross Taylor (2001). Solar system evolution: a new perspective : an inquiry into the chemical composition, origin, and evolution of the solar system (2nd, illus., revised ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-521-64130-2.
  3. ^ "Young astronomer captures a shadow cast by Jupiter: Bad Astronomy". Blogs.discovermagazine.com. November 18, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2013.

External links

  • Hans Lohninger; et al. (November 2, 2005). "Jupiter, As Seen By Voyager 1". A Trip into Space. Virtual Institute of Applied Science. Retrieved March 9, 2007.
  • Dunn, Tony (2006). "The Jovian System". Gravity Simulator. Retrieved March 9, 2007.—A simulation of the 62 moons of Jupiter.
  • Seronik, G.; Ashford, A. R. "Chasing the Moons of Jupiter". Sky & Telescope. Archived from the original on December 10, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2007.
  • Anonymous (May 2, 2007). "In Pictures: New views of Jupiter". BBC News. Retrieved May 2, 2007.
  • Cain, Fraser. "Jupiter". Universe Today. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  • "Fantastic Flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft (May 1, 2007.)". NASA. Archived from the original on October 20, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
  • "Moons of Jupiter articles in Planetary Science Research Discoveries". Planetary Science Research Discoveries. University of Hawaii, NASA. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  • June 2010 impact video
  • Bauer, Amanda; Merrifield, Michael (2009). "Jupiter". Sixty Symbols. Brady Haran for the University of Nottingham.
  • "NASA Solar System Jupiter". Archived from the original on 2003-12-15.
  • Photographs of Jupiter circa 1920s from the Lick Observatory Records Digital Archive, UC Santa Cruz Library's Digital Collections