Jupiter (HM1Z5H)

Location: Ithaca, NY 14850 Tompkins County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 26.434', W 76° 29.936'

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Sagan Planet Walk

A failed star with a turbulent, rapidly-rotating atmosphere
Hurricanes much larger than Earth
· The Great Red Spot is a hurricane-like storm system that has been continuously active since its discovery by Galileo Galilei over 400 years ago.
· In 1995, a probe from the Galileo spacecraft measured Jupiter's atmospheric composition as mostly hydrogen and helium, and detected wind speeds over 325 km/h!
[Photo caption reads]
True-color image of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot.
Inset: Close-up of swirling clouds around the Great Red Spot, a storm more than twice the size of Earth.
A miniature Solar System
Jupiter has many moons. The four largest are:
· Callisto: oldest landscape in our solar system
· Ganymede: 5,268 km in diameter, the largest moon in our Solar System; its' tectonically scarred, and has beautiful auroras and a saltwater subsurface ocean.
· Europa: a potentially habitable world with a thin ice shell protecting a saltwater subsurface ocean
· Io: the most volcanically active body in our Solar System
[Photo caption reads]
Jupiter with its four largest moons: Calisto, Ganymede, Europa and Io.
[Text in blue band at left side of marker]
mass of 318 Earths = the mass of 1 Jupiter
One Jupiter day = 9 hours, 55 minutes
1 Jupiter year = 11.9 Earth years
Known moons: 67
The diameter of Jupiter = 11.2 Earth diameters
Earth Highest [temp] 57°c · Lowest [temp] -89°c
Jupiter Mean [temp] -108°c
Weight on Earth 100 [lbs]
Weight on Jupiter 253 [lbs]
In the Sun-sized window are scaled representations of Jupiter and two of its moons, Io and Europa.
This sculpture and walking tour depict our Solar System at on five-billionth (1/5,000,000,000) of its actual size.
HM NumberHM1Z5H
Year Placed1997
Placed BySciencenter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 376720 N 4699782
Decimal Degrees42.44056667, -76.49893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 26.434', W 76° 29.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 26' 26.04" N, 76° 29' 56.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)607
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca NY 14850, US
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