Jupiter’s Moons Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Jupiter’s Moons
Description:
Here are Jupiter and its Galilean moons, which Galileo saw through his crude telescope--and you can see them easily through a small telescope, too. For a simulation of observations of the Galilean moons, see Jupiter's Moons. To find out about the whole Jupiter system, visit the NASA site Jupiter: Moons.

The inward force of Jupiter's gravity keeps each of Jupiter's moons in its orbit.

(This feature was updated on July 17, 2013.)
Image:
image credit: NASA
image credit: NASA
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Jupitmoons12-20-072.jpg
Featured:
January 1, 2008 - January 16, 2008