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Name: Diane
Status: educator
Age: 40s
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Date: 7/31/2004


Question:
This is from my 4 year old...

We have been talking about how some planets are not solid. After viewing a realistic drawing of Jupiter and its moons, my son wondered aloud, "If,you could stand on Jupiter could you see all of the moons?" I am looking for a very concrete explanation to satisfy his (and my)curiosity.


Replies:
The answer is 'no' as it is permanently overcast on Jupiter.

All of its moons could align themselves some day in the future, as they no doubt have aligned themselves in the distant past, but the weather conditions would prevent any person from seeing such a spectacle.

Howard Barnes



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