Eau Claire Planet Walk: Jupiter

© Photographed May 23, 2015
Erected 2013 by Eau Claire Planet Walk
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire Planet Walk
Marker donated by Kathleen Rukla and Brian Ewert
In memory of Maisie and Alan Thomas

The marker is located along the Chippewa River State Trail, on the east bank of the Chippewa River, at Phoenix Park, near a footbridge that crosses the Chippewa River, and is accessible from southbound Riverfront Terrace, south of its intersection with East Madison Street / U.S. Route 12, at a bend in the road where northbound / southbound Riverfront Terrace becomes westbound / eastbound, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.

Space.com: Planet Jupiter: Facts About its Size, Moons and Red Spot

Wikipedia: Jupiter

This marker is one of a series of markers included in the Eau Claire Planet Walk;

With the Chippewa River in the background.

This composite includes the four largest moons of Jupiter which are known as the Galilean satellites. The Galilean satellites were first seen by the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in 1610. Shown from left to right in order of increasing distance from Jupiter, Io is closest, followed by Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
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The Eau Claire Planet Walk is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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