The Solar System's Largest Planet


Planet Profile:

Equator Diameter:
142,984 km
Orbit Distance:
778,340,821 km (5.20 AU)
Orbit Peroid:
4,333 days (11.9 years)
1.90 × 10^27 kg (318 Earths)
Effective Temp:
-148 °C
First Recorded:
7th or 8th century BC

Quick Facts:

  • Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets at just under 10 hours
  • Jupiter orbits the Sun once every 11.8 Earth years
  • Jupiter has a thin ring system, made of dust particles from comet and asteroid impacts
  • 90% of the atmosphere of Jupiter is made of hydrogen
  • Jupiter's moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the Solar System; it's larger than the planet Mercury.

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  • Metis
  • Adrastea
  • Amalthea
  • Thebe
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Did you know?

Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot is actually a huge storm, raging for over 350 years. It is so large 3 Earths could fit inside it

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