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Participants jump through a course from the grapefruit-sized “Sun,” past poppy-seed-sized “Earth,” and on to marble-sized “Jupiter” — and beyond!

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Originating Source Lunar and Planetary Institute/National Center for Interactive Learning
Updated from LaConte, K., Shupla, C., Shipp, S. (March 2012) “Jump to Jupiter.” Explore! Jupiter’s Family Secrets. Educational product EG-2012-04-021-JPL. NASA Wavelength Digital Library
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Jump to Jupiter

Jump to Jupiter

Participants jump through a course from the grapefruit-sized “Sun,” past poppy-seed-sized “Earth,” and on to marble-sized “Jupiter” — and beyond!