Jupiter

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Jupiter

-Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the solar system.-Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets.-Jupiter’s moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system.-Jupiter orbits the Sun once every 11.8 Earth years.-Jupiter has 63 moons.-You can see Jupiter with your own eyes.

Jupiter

Composed predominantly of hydrogen and helium, the massive Jupiter is much like a tiny star. Despite the fact that it is the largest planet in the solar system. The gas giant just doesn't have the mass needed to push it into stellar status.

Jupiter is the Fifith planet in our solar system. It is one of largest planets in our galaxy. It is 778,500,000 km away from the sun.

Fun facts

Chemical composition

Size shape and distance from the sun

Jupiter orbits the Sun every 11.86 Earth years (or 4,332 days). The longer orbital period for Jupiter is because, it orbits at an average distance of 778 million km(Earth orbits at an average of 150 million km).

Rotation and revolving

History

Jupiter was discovered by astronomers during the ancient times. So it was associated with religious beliefs and mythology. In fact, Jupiter was used as the name for the Roman god Jupiter.

Features

The planet Jupiter is 5.2 A.U. from the Sun on average, which corresponds to an orbital period of 11.9 Earth years. It is the most massive planet. Being 318 times as massive as the Earth, and about 2 1/2 times the mass of all other planets combined. Jupiter is massive because it has a large diameter (11.2 times that of Earth). Its density is only 1.33 g/cc, which is 1/4 that of Earth, only slightly more than the 1 g/cc characteristic of water. This very low density compared with the terrestrial planets is because, it is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, in ratios similar to that found in stars, (approximately 82% hydrogen and 17% helium by mass).


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