Amazing Jupiter

What planet has huge storms and is huge itself? Jupiter does

By Jonathan House

Do you want to be an astronaut and see the amazing planets in the night sky? Well, one of the planets you would see would be Jupiter. Read on to learn more.



Jupiter Compared to other Planets

“Jupiter is the biggest known planet in the solar system," stated James Muriden author of the book Stars and Planets. Jupiter has cloudy and stormy weather just like most of the other gas planets. If you would like to learn more about Jupiter’s weather go to section two. Anyway, just like Neptune, Jupiter has a strong gravity which affects weight. The reason gravity affects our weight is because a stronger gravity push you down to the surface more.



Jupiter Weather Report

Now with weather report from Jupiter. Today we will be having a huge storm followed by more and more storms followed by more storms. Okay, we all know that Jupiter is one of the Gas Giants that have storms but do you know why? Well, Jupiter is a very windy planet. It is so windy it can crank up a storm in a snap of a finger. Now, the reason scientists know that Jupiter has storms is because the storms form in the clouds and from the outside of the planet you can see the storms in the clouds. But, the reason the clouds form is because of hydrogen. Hydrogen is usually a gas in this case the hydrogen is covers the planet and some extra space. A question most people would not think about is why Jupiter looks striped. Well, Jupiter spins very fast, in fact a full day on Jupiter is 10 hours so it takes Jupiter 10 hours to spin all the way around! Anyway, Jupiter spins so fast that the clouds aline into color bands. That’s why Jupiter looks striped.



Jupiter's Brothers and Sisters

What if you had more than 63 brothers and sisters? Well, this planet has more than 63 moons. In fact scientists are finding about 14 moons per week! Because of this I will only be telling you about Jupiter’s most known moons. I will be telling you about Io, Ganymede, Europa, and Calisto. Io is one of Jupiter’s smallest moons, it has active volcanos covering most of its surface this moon is some pretty hot stuff. Ganymede is the biggest moon in the whole entire solar system! Next is Europa, Europa has a very thick layer of ice; scientists believe that Europa may have water and possibly life under the ice. Last but not least is Calisto; this satellite is covered in ancient craters. Well, remember how I told you that scientist are finding about 14 moons of Jupiter per week, well that’s why most of Jupiter’s moons are unnamed.



End Of Space Adventure

Well, that’s about all you need to know about Jupiter. Now, you should be returning to earth to share your knowledge with others who would like to learn about Jupiter.



Citations

Lets Explore Explore Jupiter By Helen and David Orme

Stars and Planets By James Muirden