Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Jupiter Moons Puzzle

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Usage: Free educational puzzle game used to explore the Moons of Jupiter, by interacting.
Interactive knowledge board.  
How to play: Drag and drop the moons' pictures in the gas giant's belt in correct order...


Expand your sphere of competence, within a minute
FREE, FAST, FUN, KNOWLEDGE

Application category: Astronomy

Achievements: Learn the objects in the orbital ring of Jupiter and explore the gas giant's moons. Surrounded by mostly peaces of rocks, and travelling in strange orbits, the satellites are devided in 6 major groups.  Winning the game online, will also give +1 Knowledge Level on planeta42.com website.

The App Type is a short flash game with puzzle engine, that is free to play online or download. The stand alone version include an executable file for Windows OS with local levels only. It is one of the 5 set collectible astronomy multimedia apps to be used in classes and home. Tracking the levels in the local computers may also give a clue how is the pupil doing. It have two playable languages.

Gameplay: Drag(hold left mouse button) the planet pictures located top of the screen and drop(release left mouse button) them over the blue outlines in the middle of the screen. If the planet is dropped incorrectly, it will disappear and penalize the player with negative points. Rolling over a planet will show detailed information about its name, inclination, diameter, and the time it goes aroun Jupiter. Watch gameplay movie to familiarize with the interface.

  

Hints: The player can orientate by the size of the blue outline. And more importantly by the periodic number of the planet, shown in the informational panel and respectively near the blue otlines when the planet is being dragged. It is ment to be a practical lesson and not as a test.

Arrangeаble satellites and objects (blue outlines) included in this game are: Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea, Thebe, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Themisto, leda, Himalia, Lysithea, Elara, Praxidike, Harpalyke, Ananke, Taygete, Chaldene, Erinome, Carme, Pasiphae and Megaclite.

Not arrangеable moons and objects
(grey outlines) included are: S/2000 J 11, Carpo, S/2003 J 12, Euporie,
S/2003 J 3, S/2003 J 18, S/2011 J 1, S/2010 J 2, Thelxinoe, Euanthe, Helike, Orthosie, Iocaste,
S/2003 J 16, Mneme, Hermippe, Thyone, Herse, Aitne, Kale, S/2003 J 19, S/2003 J 15, S/2003 J 10, S/2003 J 23, Erinome, Aoede, Kallichore, Callirrhoe, Eurydome, S/2011 J 2, Pasithee, S/2010 J 1, Kore, Cyllene, Eukelade, S/2003 J 4, Hegemone, Arche, Isonoe, S/2003 J 9, S/2003 J 5, Sponde, Autonoe and S/2003 J 2.


The ring groups (that are not completely defined ) are: 
  • Inner Satellites - the closest 4 objects to Jupiter (there is a spelling error in the app that need fixing).
  • Galilean Moons - the bigest 4 planets in the ring, first discovered by Galileo Galilei in19 century.
  • Himalia - next 4 objects.
  • Ananke - some object have so erratic orbits that cross other groups.
  • Carme group - again containing satellites that travel in confusing manner.
  • Pasiphae group the outer most moons.
Try it

It's cool to know them!
 

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