By Cassie Wiecks

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Location and Size

Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun and the largest.
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How many moons

Jupiter has 66 moons. Lo, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto are the 4 largest.
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What it's made of

Jupiter is made of hydrogen gas, water, and helium gas. It's atmosphere is made up of thick red, brown, yellow, and white clouds.


One orbit around the sun take 11.86 Earth years, which is also the length of one year on Jupiter.

One rotation is about 9 hours and 55 minutes, which is also the length of a day.

How far away it is from the sun

Jupiter is 778 billion kilometers away from the sun.
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The temperature of Jupiter is -234 degrees F.

5 other facts

1. Jupiter has rings around it made up of dust particles

2. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a huge storm. It has raged for at least 350 years.

3. 8 spacecrafts have visited Jupiter.

4. It is the stormiest planet in the solar system

5. There is a spacecraft that's going to arrive on Jupiter in July 2016.

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