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Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System.

Fiction[]

Generation One Cartoon[]

Fleeing Galvatron and his hordes, Blurr and Wheelie escaped to Jupiter with Metroplex's transformation cog, although things got a bit stormy.

Beast Wars II cartoon[]

Jupiter was devoured by the Nemesis on its way to Gaia.

The Magic School Bus[]

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun, and is where Ms. Frizzle's class fly passed by in The Magic School Bus episode, "Gets Lost in Space".

Jupiter is also one of the solar system's planets that game players could choose to go to and land on its moon, Io, in The Magic School Bus Explores the Solar System.

Jupiter does not have a solid surface, so it is impossible to land on it.

After Ms. Frizzle and Liz go missing, the class set off to go find and rescue them. After leaving the asteroid belt, they approach the next planet of the solar system, Jupiter. Keesha wonders if Ms. Frizzle is on that planet and Tim wonders which planet that one is, Janet then tells them it's one of the gas giants. Keesha then asks what the big red spot on Jupiter is, and Janet then tells them it's a storm thousands of miles wide, and the only planet with a great red spot is Jupiter. The half of the map that they lost then gets filled in when they approach Jupiter, but Janet then declares to get some of Jupiter's red spot as "proof" she's been there. Ms. Frizzle then contacts the class and tells them that Jupiter is the largest planet, but then tells to not worry because she's not on Jupiter. As Phoebe asks Ms. Frizzle where is she, Janet flies the bus down into Jupiter's great red spot. Ralphie tells Janet to pull up, but Janet then gives Ralphie the wheel as she goes to collect some of Jupiter's red spot. She takes a big bottle and fills it up with some of the stuff that the great red spot is made of. Ralphie then pulls up and flies the bus out of the storm and all of the class get mad at Janet. Janet then tells them you've got to have "proof" if you visit Jupiter. Ms. Frizzle then contacts them again and Janet tells Ms. Frizzle she got some of Jupiter's red spot, but Ms. Frizzle thinks she said "red hot", and tells them they're not even warm yet. She tells the class the outer planet she's on is very cold and dark, so the colder they get, the warmer they'll be to finding her. Ralphie then complains saying now it's a riddle and they fly off to the next planet, Saturn.

The Magic School Bus Explores the Solar System[]

Jupiter could be one of the planets of the solar system that the players could click on to fly to and land on its moon, Io. On Io, the player controls Dorothy Ann on that planet's moon while searching for the Ms. Frizzle token, which will give the player a clue of which planet or moon she's on. Dorothy Ann also does her report on Jupiter and it's moons.

Dragon Ball Z[]

Jupiter (木星) is a planet in the North Galaxy. It is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in Earth's Solar System (just like its real life counterpart).

Jupiter is a "gas-giant" and most notable for its "Great Red Spot", which also appears in the Dragon Ball universe's Jupiter as well. The Red Spot is referred to by Raiti when the group come upon the tornado on Fake Namek. He states that the storm never dies, like Jupiter's Red Spot.

The planet may have four rings, but it is presumably hidden or not shown at all in the anime.

Jupiter was first seen in the episode "Goku's Ancestors" as Vegeta and Nappa flew past it on their way to Earth. It was next seen in "Plans for Departure" when Mr. Popo flies Kami's ship to Jupiter in a matter of seconds, showing Bulma how fast the ship is.

Jupiter appeared again in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, where it was seen when Goku's Attack Ball flew past it on its way to Earth. It appeared again at the end of the film as Cheelai and Lemo passed it on their way to Vampa.

Sailor Moon[]

Jupiter (木星; Star of Wood) is the fifth planet from the Sun in this Solar System and the largest planet overall. It is the fourth brightest object in the sky (after the Sun, the Moon, and Venus). It has been known since prehistoric times as a bright "wandering star." It has also been notable for centuries for the so-called "big red spot" on its surface, actually a gigantic storm larger than the Earth. It has a large number of moons, but the four largest, and most well-known, are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto (now known as the Galilean moons). Astronomers believe that it plays an important protecting role in using its massive gravity to capture or expel from the solar system many comets and asteroids that would otherwise threaten Earth and the inner planets. Nigel Henbest, The Planets, Penguin Books, London, 1992.

In the Sailor Moon series, Jupiter was protected by Sailor Jupiter, even though in the present she resided on Earth with the other Sailor Guardians of the system.

In the manga, Io Castle orbited Jupiter, and was the palace of Princess Jupiter.

Exosquad[]

For understandable reasons, the gas giant Jupiter itself was uninhabitable, but some of its moons did serve as temporary military bases and battlefields

Space Battleship Yamato[]

Main article: Jupiter (OS)
Main article: Jupiter (2199)

Jupiter is the fifth planet in the solar system and is classified as a gas giant. It is the largest planet that orbits the Sun. Due to its size, the planet possesses a powerful gravity field, and its gaseous atmosphere is in constant turmoil.

Gamilas used the Floating Continent, a large landmass found floating in the planet's upper atmosphere, for a military base. Jupiter's strong gravity trapped the battleship Yamato in 2199, which led to the crew's discovery and subsequent destruction of the Floating Continent ("Escape the Floating Continent! Crisis Calls the Wave-Motion Gun!").

Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, serves as the location of an Earth Defense Force facility in 2201 ("Yamato, Fight to the Last!").

Transformers: Universe[]

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar System.

Mythology[]

Jupiter, also known as Zeus in the Greek pantheon, was the king of the gods, the ruler of Olympus, and the patron of the Roman state. He was the son of Saturn, and the brother of Neptune, Pluto, Ceres, Vesta, and Juno (who was also his wife). His symbol was the thunderbolt and the eagle.

Astrology[]

Jupiter is associated with moderation, kindness, and good fortune, and can represent a drive for growth and the pursuit of insight, understanding, and personal fulfillment. Jupiter is associated with Thursday, and the ruling planet of the sign Sagittarius, which is the same sign Makoto Kino was born under.

In Chinese astrology, Jupiter is ruled by the element wood. In Indian astrology, Jupiter is thought of as a great teacher.

Moons[]

Io[]

Io, the innermost of Jupiter's Galilean moons, served as temporary base for Admiral Winfield's Exofleet remnant in the first years of the war. The moon has seen several fierce battles but in the end, General Typhonus forced Exofleet to retreat further away from the Homeworlds. However, by then, Winfield has already allied himself with Jonas Simbacca, who provided him with a new base - Chaos.

Sinope[]

Sinope was one of the farthest moons of Jupiter. "Sinope Base" was the location of Phaeton's top-secret super-weapon, Fusion Pulse Cannon, designed to wipe out both the Pirate Fleet and Exofleet's base on Io. However, the Cannon only managed to fire roughly a dozen bursts at the Pirate Fleet before a combined Exotrooper-Pirate task force damaged the core of the weapon's "energy silo," causing an explosion which completely destroyed the cannon and obliterated Sinope. Its debris caused a "meteor swarm" that heavily damaged the Neosapien fleet under the command of General Typhonus, who was on his way to directly attack the Pirates and Io Base. The Neosapiens were forced to retreat, which gave the Terrans enough time to evacuate. Sinope was restored with the GRAF Shield.

Trivia[]

  • This planet was named after the Roman chief god Jupiter. His wife was his sister Juno, who was called Hera by Greeks, and there is planet Hera in the Dragon Ball universe.
  • In the Japanese calendar, Thursday is called "mokuyobi" (木曜日), meaning "the day of wood."
  • The name for Thursday in several Romance languages is derived from Jupiter's name (such as the French "jeudi" and Italian "giovedi").
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