By: Sandy Blom

Go And Visit Jupiter

Come visit Jupiter, the fifth planet away from the Sun and the largest planet in our Solar System.

Jupiter is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but is two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

Jupiter's Moons

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  • Ganymede is the largest satellite in our solar system.
  • Jupiter's moon Ganymede is larger than Mercury and Pluto, and only slightly smaller than Mars.
  • Ganymede is about 4.5 billion years old, which is about the same age as Jupiter.


To get to Jupiter, you must first --

  1. Exit out of Earth's atmosphere to get into space
  2. Once you are out of Earth and in space, you must go past Mars
  3. You'll start to notice some meteoroids/ asteroids all around that will be in between Mars and Jupiter
  4. Once you pass all of the meteoroids/ asteroid, you will have reached your destination - Jupiter

  • When Earth and Jupiter are at there closet point, the distance to Jupiter is only 365 million miles (588 million kilometers) away.
  • At its farthest, the giant planet lies 601 million miles (968 million kilometers) away.