Jupiter Space Project

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Physical Properties

Jupiter is about 90% hydrogen and 10% helium. Its around 142,800 km big. There are three distinct layers of ice water and gas that are believed to exist. Jupiter is the biggest gas planet in the entire solar system. A 150 pound person would weigh 350 pounds on jupiter.


Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. Its inbetween Saturn and Mars. It's 7.4 million kilometers from the sun.


It takes twelve years to complete a full orbit. While earth only takes a year. Jupiter's retrograde period lasts for four months and occurs every nine months.