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Jupiter and Earth rotation comparison

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Jupiter and Earth Rotation Comparison - An interesting perspecive on the relative rotation speeds of Earth and Jupiter. Earth rotates once in 24 hours; Jupiter once in about 9.5 hours. The surface of Earth at the equator is rotating at about 1000 miles per hour, while Jupiter's equatorial cloud-tops are moving nearly 28,000 miles per hour. In this animation both Earth and Jupiter are at their actual relative sizes and obliquity.

Animations produced in 2010 by PSI intern Scott LaPlante.

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