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  • 1. JUPITER By Izzy Pate
  • 2. 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).
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. JUPITER’S ORBIT It takes 11.86 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun. (4,332 days).
  • 6. A DAY ON JUPITER A day on Jupiter lasts about 9 hours and 55 minutes. (About 10hours.)
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. MOONS AND RINGS Jupiter has 66 named moons. Jupiter has 4 known rings.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. ATMOSPHERE 89% Hydrogen 10% Helium 1% Other