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Jupiter’s Planetlike System of Moons

Lecture no. 12 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets

Jupiter’s Planetlike System of Moons

Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Today we know of 79 Jovian moons—the spherical Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, and dozens of other smaller, odd-shaped satellites. Learn why Jupiter’s gravitational forces plus the orbital resonance of the three interior moons make these some of the most promising places to search for extraterrestrial life—and why scientists believe the Jovian system once included generations of other moons, now gone.

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j********m
November 17, 2019
Io is pretty dang neat.

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k********m
November 10, 2019

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