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HOW DID JUPITER GET ITS NAME? Jupiter got its name from the Roman god named Jupiter. The godwas king of all gods. (The Greek equivalent is Zeus).
JUPITER’S DISCOVERY Ancient astronomers discovered Jupiter, but Galileo was creditedfor the discovery of Jupiter. Jupiter is the fourth brightest thing in the night sky, so ancientastronomers used their knowledge based off of that.
DISTANCE FROM THE SUN It is the fifth planet in our Solar System Perihelion: 740,742,598 km or 4.951 558 43 AU Aphelion: 816,081,455 km or 5.455 167 59 AU
JUPITER’S ORBIT It takes 11.86 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun. (4,332 days).
A DAY ON JUPITER A day on Jupiter lasts about 9 hours and 55 minutes. (About 10hours.)
APPEARANCE When you look at Jupiter, you see lots of beige colors, along withsome red and orange. It is very cloudy, and its rings are hard to see. It does not have any life that we know of.
MOONS AND RINGS Jupiter has 66 named moons. Jupiter has 4 known rings.
SURFACE Jupiter has many poisonous clouds, a strong gravitational pull, lotsof gas clouds, and its famous “Red Spot”. Its composition it a bit of amystery, but its core is most likely very dense and metallic.
ATMOSPHERE 89% Hydrogen 10% Helium 1% Other