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Jupiter by Cassini-Huygens.jpg


  • Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun.
  • It is the largest planet in the solar system.
  • Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
  • The Romans named the planet after the Roman god, Jupiter.
  • The diameter of Jupiter is 142,984 km at its equator.
  • Jupiter's diameter is 142,984 km.

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  • Jupiter has 64 confirmed moons,
  • The four Galilean moons, were discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei.
  • Jupiter only has two rings Thebe and Amalthea.
  • Jupiter has the largest magnetic field in the solar system.
  • The mass of Jupiter is 318 times the mass of the Earth.
  • The diameter of Jupiter at the equator is 142984 km across.

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  • The density of Jupiter, 1.326 g/cm3, is the second highest of the gas giant planets. However, the density is lower than any of the four terrestrial planets.
  • Jupiter is 508 million miles from the sun!
  • It has a big red storm that has been raging for 300 years.
  • Jupiter takes 12 earth years to orbit the sun
  • It weighs two times more than everything in the solar system.
  • Jupiter's orbit is 778,330,000 km from the Sun.