Learn about The Planet Jupiter in this educational video from dizzo95.
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Female Speaker: Mid way between the four inner and the four outer planets orbits Jupiter, the largest planet of all, overseeing the entire heavenly -- of gods from Mercury; the quick messenger, that hot planet, to Pluto; god of the underworld that called slow moving planet at the fringes of the Sun's rob of light. Jupiter with its radiant mass has revealed itself throughout history to the naked eye of observers from earth and revealed its moons to the eye of Galileo, who saw them through the first telescope ever pointed at the sky. To those astronomers who came after Galileo, Jupiter revealed its many colors and its gigantic red eye, a spot on its atmosphere, which is larger than the entire planet earth. This spot resembles a stony whirlpool, which rotates together with the planet disclosing the fact that Jupiter's days are very short; less than ten hours from one morning to the next. Is there a connection between the speed of Jupiter's revolution and the planet's form? Can its form tell us something about the substances it is made of? Can it explain the spectacular stripes, which resemble storms moving across the planet? During all the years of astronomical investigation, we have been seeking ways to stretch out our arms to touch the universe surrounding us and make use of its advanced technology in order to sale the great distances of our ideas. The development of new and advanced observational tools led to a flow of data from examining different types of radiation emitted by the giant planet. The Pioneer spacecraft sent to Jupiter discovered the planet's immense magnetic field as well as the dangerous spells of radiation trapped within. What can this radiation tell us about what is taking place in the planet's interior? Space craft, which have approached Jupiter, uncovered the fact that its chemical composition is similar to that of the Sun. Can we learn something about the nature of Jupiter and about the formation of this giant?