Jupiter For Sale!
Big and Gassy
- Jupiter is the biggest planet
- Fifth planet from the sun
- 588 million kilometers from Earth
- Closest planet to Jupiter is Saturn, 2.21 billion kilometers away
- Atmosphere 90% hydrogen and 10% helium
- About -145 degrees Celsius due to its heat coming from its interior instead of the sun
- Large storms, covering thousands of km, lasts for hundreds of years
- Space missions: Pioneer 11 (Flyby), Voyager 1 (Flyby), Voyager 2 (Flyby), Galileo (Orbiter/Probe)
- Mass: 1,898,130,000,000,000,000 billion kg
- Unique cloud features: Upper atmosphere of Jupiter is divided into cloud belts and zones. Composed of ammonia crystals, and mixtures of the two.
- Has 63 known moons, and 4 rings.
- Non-solid surface due to gassy composure
- Takes Jupiter 12 years to orbit the sun
- 9 Hours and 56 Minutes is a day on Jupiter
- Moon Ganymede is largest moon in the solar system
- Named after Roman king of gods
- First recorded sighting by the ancient babylonians in 7th or 8th BC
- Has the shortest day of the 8 planets
- Fourth brightest object in solar system
- Has a very strong magnetic field
- Both Greek and Roman god of gods (Zeus and Jupiter)