Facts about Jupiter

Jupiter's Structure

Scientists are sure that Jupiter is made of entirely of gases. Jupiter does not have layers, therefore, it does not have any surface. It has clouds made of gas but no crust. The main gases in Jupiter are hydrogen and helium. Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, highly flammable gas. Helium is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic, gas. It is sometimes used to fill up balloons. Helium is a gas that is much lighter than air. Jupiter is 90% hydrogen, 10% helium and a few traces of other gasses. Some people think that Jupiter has a core.

Does Jupiter have rings?

The ring of Jupiter were discovered by Voyager 1 in 1979.
Jupiter has 4 rings. They are the halo ring, the main ring, the Amalthea gossamer ring, and the Thebe gossamer ring. Rings may still be found when scientists are observing Jupiter. Jupiter has rings but you cannot see them because they are clear.

Jupiter's atmosphere

Jupiter's atmosphere is mostly made of hydrogen and helium. There is a big spot on Jupiter called the great red spot. It is a giant storm that has been going on for millions of years. The storm will probably stop when Earth isn't a planet anymore. The great red spot is larger than planet earth. Lots of clouds are found in Jupiter's atmosphere. There are lots of bands on Jupiter but scientists are not sure what make them. Jupiter's atmosphere is made of hydrogen, helium, nitrogen, and oxygen.

Why would we want to live on Jupiter?

Nitrogen and oxygen are in the atmosphere on Jupiter, so we would be able to breath. We could always bring water with us if we went to Jupiter. There would be plenty of space to build and we could build suits and space ships to live in. We could make a living by collecting gasses . A day on Jupiter in approximately 9 hours and 50 minutes long.

Here's just some facts about Jupiter !!!! :)

Jupiter is very very different from Earth it is also 318 times bigger than Earth. Jupiter has 2.5 times the mass of all the other solar system planets put all together. The maximum from the sun is 508 million miles (817 million miles km). Some people believe that Jupiter has a core while others do not; Just don't get stuck between a rock and a hard place!