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The Universe: Jupiter, the Giant Planet

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Jupiter poses many questions about our solar system. It is a powerful planet of gas whose flowing colors and spots are beautiful, but contain violent storms and jet streams. A mini solar system of over sixty moons rotate around Jupiter--a half billion miles from earth. Could one of these moons contain life under its icy crust?

Media Details

Runtime: 44 minutes 16 seconds

Bubbling hot plasma. Caption: superheated into a plasma that burns at millions of degrees.
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 1
44 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Earth and Mars passing each other in space. Caption: Mars and the Earth had been passing each other
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 2
44 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration of Jupiter's radiation. Caption: Its electromagnetic radiation is intense.
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 4
44 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Two red orange planets in space. Caption: coalesced to shape our moon.
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 6
44 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Meteor on fire traveling downwards. Caption: Venus has been hit hard with meteors…
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 7
44 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Close up view of Neptune in space. Caption: What happened to Neptune's great dark spot?
The Universe
Season 2 / Ep 1
44 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
View of Saturn in space. Caption: "Saturn: Lord of the Rings."
The Universe
Season 2 / Ep 2
44 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Six planets orbiting around the sun. Caption: (narrator) It is gravity that holds our solar system together.
The Universe
Season 2 / Ep 17
44 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Illustration of Mars in space. Caption: (narrator) How could life have first formed on Mars?
The Universe
Season 5 / Ep 2
44 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Image of the sun from above Earth. Caption: And the clock is ticking toward magnetic apocalypse.
The Universe
Season 5 / Ep 3
44 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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    GEORGIA C. (LONG BEACH, CA)
    April 8th, 2015 at 12:38 AM

    No other planet is quite like Jupiter and the history of its Galilean moons.