How did Jupiter get its name??
Fun Facts about Jupiter
- largest planet in solar system
- 5th planet from sun
- gas giant
- fastest spinning planet in the solar system
- more than 1300 Earth's can fit in it
The Great Red Spot
Scientists cannot determine if the Great Red Spot will ever truly vanish.
Yes! Believe or not Jupiter has 4 rings like the picture below. The 4 are called..... The main ring, the halo ring, and the two gossamer rings.
Main Ring- Brightest
Halo Ring- looks like a donut
2 Gossamer Rings- very faint rings that overlap each other
Jupiter's Rings were first observed in 1979 by the Voyager spacecraft 1
Other small details
Jupiter also has alot of white spots on every part of the planet. Those are also giant storms. The colors represent chemical reactions happening in Jupiter's atmosphere
The atmosphere appears to be alternating bands of light regions called zones. The zones are very low in temperature. Jupiter's atmosphere is also made up of hydrogen and helium.
Interesting Fact- Jupiter's atmosphere has crystal light clouds floating in it which are 50 km think.