The Largest Planet: Jupiter
By Sushant Ramesh
What is Jupiter Made Up Off?
Jupiter is made up of gas. It contains helium and hydrogen. These are the main components, but there many other gases under these categories. There is Metallic Hydrogen, molecular hydrogen, methane gas and then the mantle is made up of water and ice. The earths mantle is lava and is opposite of Jupiter's.
The Great Red Spot
Jupiter, like Earth has storms. The Great Red Spot has gotten it's name for many reasons. One of them is it's size. The red spot is 3 times Earth's diameter! The great red spot is also great due to it's age. It moves like a hurricane, but a hurricane only lasts a few hours, while the Great Red Spot has been brewing for the last few centuries.
- Is the third largest of Jupiters moons
- Is the fifth furthest one from the planet
- Was discovered in Jan. 8 ,1610
- Is the largest moon in the Solar System (Is larger than Pluto, Mercury and is 3/4 of Mars)
- Is the 7th furthest moon from Jupiter
- Was discovered in Jan. 8, 1610