Essay by ak1340College, UndergraduateA+, August 2004

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The internet has a lot of information to offer students. In my exploration of finding information about Jupiter I ran across several websites. The first website I visited was www.nineplaents.org/Jupiter.html. I learned that Jupiter was the fifth planet from the sun. It was named after Zeus, King of the Gods and ruler of Olympus. The innermost part of Jupiter is filled mainly with gases and does not have a solid surface. Jupiter is about 10% helium and 90% hydrogen. Jupiter is formed out of a liquid metallic hydrogen. The website provides information about the Great Red Spot which was first discovered by Robert Hooke in the seventh century. Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in our solar system other than the Sun, Moon, and Venus. Unusually it radiates more energy than is the Sun, which is possibly caused by the gases within the deep liquid layers of its interior. We also learned about some of Jupiters biggest and most popular moons.

The next site that I visited was www.planetscapes.com/solar/eng/jupiter.htm. This website had the most detailed scientific information over the others. It gives a lot of information about the mileage, mass, and almost every statistic that could found out about Jupiter. The single page website was easy to navigate around. It provided links to other web pages related to Jupiter and other plants. I especially like the Summary that was given about the different moons of Jupiter. It gave a chart that provided information about the names of the moons, radius, mass, distance and discoverer and date it was discovered. Even though this was a single paged it provided a wealth of knowledge.

The third website visited was http://www.nmm.ac.uk/site/navId/00500300f . This website was a little hard to navigate through. There were no direct links to get information about Jupiter. You basically...