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written by Laurence Marschall, Glenn Snyder, P. Richard Cooper, Michael Hayden, and Rhonda Good
educational validator: HelenMarie Hofman
supported by the National Science Foundation
The purpose of this lab is to illustrate the measurement of the mass of a planet using Kepler's third law. The software provides a view of Jupiter at four magnifications, along with a highly accurate ephemeris program that draws the four Galilean satellites in their proper positions relative to the planet at any time. Students make observations of Jupiter and its satellites at regular intervals over a period of several weeks and, by graphing the separation of each moon from Jupiter versus time, they measure the period and radius of each satellite's orbit. This is sufficient information to derive the mass of Jupiter. Students use the mouse cursor to identify the moons and to measure distances.

This is part of a larger collection of simulations, Project CLEA, hosted at Gettysburg College.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 95 of MS-Windows.
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- Solar System
= Jupiter
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- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
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= Interactive Simulation
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© 2006 Gettysburg College
NSF Number:
0341043
Keywords:
jupiter, jupiter's moons, satellites
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Metadata instance created August 5, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
May 20, 2009 by Bruce Mason
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AIP Format
L. Marschall, G. Snyder, P. Cooper, M. Hayden, and R. Good, (2006), WWW Document, (http://public.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/juplab.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
L. Marschall, G. Snyder, P. Cooper, M. Hayden, and R. Good, CLEA: The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter, (2006), <http://public.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/juplab.html>.
APA Format
Marschall, L., Snyder, G., Cooper, P., Hayden, M., & Good, R. (2008, August 5). CLEA: The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://public.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/juplab.html
Chicago Format
Marschall, L, G. Snyder, P. Cooper, M. Hayden, and R. Good. CLEA: The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter. August 5, 2008. http://public.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/juplab.html (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
Marschall, Laurence, Glenn Snyder, P. Richard Cooper, Michael Hayden, and Rhonda Good. CLEA: The Revolution of the Moons of Jupiter. 2006. 5 Aug. 2008. National Science Foundation. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://public.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/juplab.html>.
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