Jupiter

By: Ben Herz

Jupiter Overveiw

Jupiter is the largest planet. It is the fifth planet from the sun. With a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

Facts about Jupiter

Random Facts

  • Jupiter's mass is 1,898,130,000,000,000,000 billion kg (317.83 x Earth)
  • Jupiter's diameter is 142,948 km
  • Jupiter has 67 known moons
  • Jupiter's orbit time is 4,332.82 Earth days
  • Jupiter's surface temperature is -108 degrees Celcious

Jupiter's red spot

The Great Red Spot is a huge, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere. It is like a hurricane on Earth, but it is much much much much larger. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is more than twice the size of Earth! Winds inside this storm reach speeds of up to 270 miles per hour!

Bibliography

“Ask An Astronomer.” Cool Cosmos. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. <http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/ask/91-what-is-the-great-red-spot-on-jupiter>

“Jupiter Facts - Interesting Facts About the Planet Jupiter.” Space Facts RSS. N.p., Apr. 2012. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. <http://space-facts.com/jupiter/>