are the four jupiter moons alighn in a strait line?

8 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Occasionally, but most of the time not.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Jupiter has 53 named moons. Others are awaiting official names. Combined, scientists now think Jupiter has 79 moons.

    There are many interesting moons orbiting the planet, but the ones of most scientific interest are the first four moons discovered beyond Earth—the Galilean satellites.

    Of those Four Largest, it is not possible for all four of them to align in a straight line.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Io, Europa, and Ganymede can appear to line up in a straight line, but Callisto's orbit is tilted a little to the plane of the other planets so the line of all 4 moons is not perfectly straight.

  • 1 month ago


    Also, you capitalize the first letter in the first word in a sentence, as well as a proper name, such as Jupiter, and it's align and straight.

    Literacy matters.

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  • 1 month ago

    That depends on your definition of “straight” line. They never line up exactly, but sometimes they get close. Do you mean straight as seen from Earth? Straight as in a line in 3D space? Straight within 10 kilometers, is that close enough? Or do you want straight within 1/10th of a degree?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If they do, then Jupiter will experience the meaning of "Jupiter effect". Karma for almost destroying the world in 1982.

  • 1 month ago

    Which 4? Jupiter has 79 known moons. With my camcorder, I can see four and they are not aligned. 

  • 1 month ago

    The Four Galilean moons of Jupiter all orbit Jupiter in Jupiter's equatorial. Plane. . be cause they are orbiting Jupiter at different speeds, they usually are not all aligned in a straight line, but this does happen periodically and very predictably. 

    Please scroll down to the highlighted paragraph on this web page: 

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