What is the mass of Jupiter?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Jupiter." The World Book. Millenium 2000. Chicago: World book Inc. 2000. "Its [Jupiters] mass is 318 times larger than that of earth" 1.9 × 1027 kg

    Hope this helps!

  • nick s
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Let’s work it out – the art of estimating

    Jupiter is about 140,000 kms diameter.

    That is 1.4 x 10^5

    So, if it was a cube shape, it’s volume would be:

    (1.4 x 10^5) x (1.4 x 10^5) x (1.4 x 10^5) cubic kms

    = 2.75 x 10^15 (or 2.75 quadrillion cubic kms)

    Now for estimating, a sphere is just about half the volume of the cube it fits into, so:

    Volume of Jupiter = approx 1.4 x 10^15 cu kms

    Need to turn that into cubic metres.

    1 cu km = 1 billion cu m (1000 x 1000 x 1000 = 10^9)

    So, volume of Jupiter = 1.4 x 10^24 cu m

    Now 1 cu m of water weighs 1 tonne, and the specific gravity of Jupiter is about 1.4 because it is a Gas giant (and the gas is under intense pressure). So, Jupiter is about 1.4 as heavy as if it was all water.

    Therefore, mass of Jupiter = 1.4 x 1.4 x 10^24 tonnes.

    That is about 1.9 x 10^24 tonnes

    Or 1.9 x 10^27 Kgs

    I bet nobody else will show you how to do this.

    By the way, in tonnes it is 1.9 trillion trillion tonnes. I'm not sure what that weird figure someone has published above from their science book - people have no concept of the scale of things.

  • Ryan D
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    1.899×10^27 kg

  • 1 decade ago

    about 45 lbs.

    Source(s): I weighed it.
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  • NoBody
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    2,530,274 its 318 larger than that of earths

    Source(s): i checked my science book. ;)
  • 1 decade ago

    why would you want to know that? I'm sure you could find that in google...

    Source(s): www.google.com ;)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    look on nasa.com

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    2,000,000

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