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The largest planet in the Solar system Jupiter is now viewable from within World Wind (using version 1.3.4 or above), also available are the Galilean moons Callisto, Europa, Ganymede and Io.


[edit] Introduction to Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun, named after the father of the Roman gods and godesses, Jupiter is two and a half times more massive than the combined mass of the other planets in our Solar system.

Earth and Jupiter size comparison
Earth and Jupiter size comparison

For a much more detailed description see the wikipedia Jupiter page, there are also two educational pages at NASA Learning technologies planet Jupiter and What's The Difference, and a NASA fact sheet about Venus.

[edit] Jupiter Tutorial

A flash tutorial that explains how to view Jupiter in World Wind can be found at the World Wind Tours Homepage.

[edit] Viewing Jupiter

You can view Jupiter by selecting Start->Programs->NASA->World Wind Jupiter1.3, or after launching World Wind by switching to Jupiter from the File menu.

[edit] Jupiter Layers

Jupiter or Jupiter's Moons can be toggled on and off by clicking the corresponding icons in World Winds toolbar (see image below).

[edit] Jupiter

  • Jupiter.

[edit] Jupiter's Moons

The different Jovian moons can be viewed by clicking the radio buttons in World Wind's Layer Manager (see below).





[edit] Jupiter Videos

Some videos taken using NASA Worldwind.

[edit] Related Links

[edit] Credits

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