Jupiter's diameter is 11.2 times larger than Earth. In other words, you could put 11.2 Earths side-by-side to match the diameter of Jupiter. And Jupiter's volume is even bigger.
Jupiter mass (MJ or MJup) is the unit of mass equal to the total mass of the planet Jupiter (1.898×1027 kg, 317.83 Earth mass; one Earth mass equals 0.00315 Jupiter masses). Jupiter mass is used to describe masses of the gas giants, such as the outer planets and extrasolar planets.
Orbiting the sun
Jupiter revolves or orbits around the Sun once every 11.86 Earth years, or once every 4,330.6 Earth days.
How long it takes to rotate once
Jupiter rotates on its axis once in slightly less than 10 hours. Its rotation axis tilted only slightly: 3.13 degrees from the perpendicular to the plane of its orbit.
When we look at Jupiter, we are seeing icy clouds of gases moving at high speeds in the atmosphere. Jupiter's atmosphere is composed of about 90% hydrogen and 10 % helium. There are only minute traces (0.07%) of methane (CH3), water, ammonia, and rock dust.
The temperature in the clouds of Jupiter is about minus 145 degrees Celsius (minus 234 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature near the planet's center is much, much hotter. The core temperature may be about 24,000 degrees Celsius (43,000 degrees Fahrenheit). That's hotter than the surface of the sun!
Jupiter has 67 moons
The main moons are the gallilean moons. The other moons are smaller than 3km wide.
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Why i chose Jupiter
I choose Jupiter because it is the biggest planet and in my opinion I think it is the prettiest and last year in science I did a project on Jupiter so i know a couple things about it already. I also think that Jupiter is the most interesting planet because of what goes on in its atmosphere.
Pioneer 11 is a 259-kilogram robotic space probe launched by NASA on April 6, 1973 to study the asteroid belt, the environment around Jupiter and Saturn, solar wind, cosmic rays, and eventually the far reaches of the Solar System and heliosphere.
Galileo was an American unmanned spacecraft that studied the planet Jupiter and its moons, as well as several other Solar System bodies. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it consisted of an orbiter and entry probe.It directly measured its atmosphere.
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The Great Red Spot is a persistent anticyclonic storm on the planet Jupiter, 22° south of the equator, which has lasted for at least 186 years and possibly as long as 351 years or more.
It is made primarily of gases and is therefore known as a “gas giant”.
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The planet Jupiter is the fifth planet out from the Sun
Jupiter has 4 rings around it.
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