Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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lasn marketplace 116 site amenities I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 0 6 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 7 7 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 4 2 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 6 2 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 9 7 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 9 2 Mooning over Jupiter The recent eclipse of the sun was a nice distraction. Imagine dozens of moons! Take Jupiter, a hydrogen and helium planet 317 times the size of Earth. It's our solar system's oldest planet, formed about a million years after the sun, and 50 million years before Earth. Galileo discovered Jupiter's three biggest moons in 1610— Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. The European Space Agency is sending an unmanned probe ("Juice"—Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) to study oceans thought to lie under the surface of these large moons, which could be home to "aquatic aliens." Jupiter has 15 innermost moons that spin in the same direction as the planet. There are 54 other moons not following that spin, solid bodies sucked into Jupiter's gravitational grasp. Some go around the planet in 7 hours; some take 1,000 days. Two more Jupiter moons were just discovered. Jupiter's current moon total is 69. PHOTO: NASN, JPL-CALTECH

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