By: Chloe Jansen

About Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun, which is 483,800,000 (778,500,000 km) miles away. Jupiter is also the largest planet in our solar system, more than 1,000 Earths would fit inside of it. It takes 12 Earth years (4,333 days) for Jupiter to complete an orbit around the sun. The days are 10 hours long, that would be like cutting our days in half. Jupiter is a gas planet, made mostly of Hydrogen and Helium (H2, He), similar to the sun.
If you lived on Jupiter you would probably live to be about 7 to 8 years old, and if you weighed 100 pounds on Earth you would weigh 253 pounds on Jupiter. This all is because it takes so long for Jupiter to travel around the sun, also because the pressure of the gravity is 24.79m/s2 . That is a lot of pressure. The temperature is -148oc or -234of. Its really cold there.

Moons of Jupiter

The Discovery

The discovery of Jupiter is unknown, all we know is that the Ancients were the first to script it, but we do know who discovered Jupiter's moons. In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered Jupiter’s four largest moons, Lo, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, they are known as the Galilean satellites. There are 50 total moons. Jupiter was named Zeus by the Greeks and Jupiter by the Romans, he was the most important god in both religions.

The Red Spot

The Great Red spot is a giant spinning storm that has been observed since the 1800’s. The winds of the storm can get up to more than 400 mph, that's faster than hurricanes and tornadoes. About 3.5 Earths could fit across the storm.

The Rings

Jupiter has red, brown, yellow, and white clouds. Its magnetic field is nearly 20,000 times as powerful as the Earths. Jupiter has 3 rings, 1 flattened main ring, an inner cloud-like ring called the halo, and the 3rd ring known as the gossamer, because of its transparency, the halo is made up of small dark particles.

Would You Be Able To Live On Jupiter?

If you lived on Jupiter, well, you would probably would want to wear a spacesuit everyday, but i don't really think that will help you. You can't really do much on Jupiter, unless you like being a human pancake, then by all means, have fun!