How Big Is Jupiter?● Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System, being 85,788 miles in diameter.● If the Sun were as big as a typical front door, Earth would be the size of a nickel, and Jupiter would be the size of a basketball.● 1,300 Earths would fit inside Jupiter if it were hollow.
How Did Jupiter Get Its Name?● Jupiter is named after the Roman king of gods, commanding rain, thunder, and lightning.● No one knows who discovered Jupiter.● It was known by the ancients.
What Does Jupiter Look Like?● Jupiter is white, orange, brown, yellow, and red.● It has a red spot, which is actually a giant storm that has been growing since 1998, where winds can be up to 384 miles per hour.● Jupiter actually has very faint rings, which are made from gas, dust, rocks, and ice.
Where Is Jupiter?● Jupiter is 466 million miles from the Sun.● It is also one of the outer planets, being the 5th planet from the center of our Solar System.
What Is Time On Jupiter Like?● The length of a year on Jupiter is equivalent to 12 Earth years.● A day is only 9 hours and 55 minutes.● A few of the planets have seasons like Earth, but Jupiter doesn’t, because it spins too fast.
What Spacecraft Have Flown By Jupiter?● Pioneer 10 first flew by Jupiter in 1973.● Later fly-by visits were Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Ulysses, and Galileo.
What Are Jupiters Moons?● Jupiter has 64 moons.● Its biggest 4 moons are Europa, Callisto, Io, and Ganymede. Europa may have water underneath the ice on its surface, and Io has over 400 active volcanoes.● Some of Jupiters other moons are Amalthea, Elara, Himalia, Pasiphae, and Carme.
What Is Jupiter Made Out Of?● The white, orange, brown, yellow, and red colors on Jupiter are actually thick clouds of poisonous gases.● Jupiter is not solid. It is made up of hydrogen and helium, with traces of methane, water, ammonia, and rock.
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