Mark, Zed, and Vida
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system - you could fit over 1000 Earths in it, and its mass is greater than the mass of all the other planets combined. Ancient astronomers named Jupiter after the king of the Roman Gods. Jupiter is the fifth closesth planet to our sun and it has sixty-three moons.
Size and Density
The size of Jupiter can be measured in four different ways: mass, diameter, volume, and surface area. The mass of jupiter is 1.9 X 10^27. kg The diameter is 143,000 km and the volume is equal to 1.43 X 10^15 km^3. The total surface area is 6.22 X 10^10 km^2. Jupiter's density is 1.33 g/cm^3.