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written by Christopher Mihos
This site, from Case Western Reserve University, is an applet that simulates the observation of Jupiter's Galilean moons.  The visitor can step through the simulation and observe the moons' positions at different times.  The applet automatically plots the distance of each moon from the planet as a function of time.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Fundamentals
= Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- Solar System
= Jupiter
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Reference Material
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2004 Chris Mihos
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: Jupiter's moons, Kepler's Third Law, gravity, mass, orbit, period
Record Creator: Metadata instance created December 19, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 23, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Mihos, Jupiter’s Moons (2004), <>.
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Mihos, C. (2004). Jupiter’s Moons. Retrieved November 28, 2023, from
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Mihos, Christopher. Jupiter’s Moons. 2004. (accessed 28 November 2023).
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Mihos, Christopher. Jupiter’s Moons. 2004. 28 Nov. 2023 <>.
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