Solar System Smore

by Ben Moore

Jupiter, The Gas Giant!

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Is this planet Terrestrial or Jovian?

The planet Jupiter is a Jovian planet along with Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Rotation and Revolution

A length of an average day on Jupiter is about 9 hours and 55 minutes in Earth time and a year on this planet is equivalent to 12 Earth years.

Moons on Jupiter

Jupiter has at least 63 known moons, but something special about this planet they have four large moons called the Galilean Satellites founded by famous astronomer Galileo Galilei.

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Does Jupiter's Rings?...

Yes the great big gas planet does have rings. It's rings are faint and narrow but unlike Saturn with bright icy rings, Jupiter has dark rings that are made up of dust and tiny pieces of rocks.

And the composition of the Atmosphere?

Jupiter's atmosphere is mainly composed of about 90% Hydrogen and about 10% Helium.

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What is the average temperature range?

With the highest averages range from frigid temperatures of -260 F to overwhelmingly hot at 1,340 F.

3 Krazy Things about Jupiter!!

Jupiter happens to be the 5th planet from the Sun, and is two and a half times more massive than all the other planets in the massive Solar System combined! Mainly made of gas giving it the nickname the Gas Giant as I used in one of my subtitles.

Missions To Jupiter

The first ever to give us pictures was Pioneer 11 and was launched April 6, 1973 the next mission was Voyager 1 and that was launched on September 5, 1977.

Mythology behind the name Jupiter

According to legend Jupiter was the Supreme God in Roman Mythology.