Monday, 1 June 2015

11 Quick Facts About Jupiter

Image result for jupiter facts wikiQuick Facts About Jupiter

1. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. (The Earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun)

2. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.

3. Jupiter's mass is 2.5 times that of all the other planets combined.

4. Jupiter is so big, you could fit more than 1300 Earths inside it.

5. Jupiter is one of two gas giants, along with Saturn.

6. Although massive, Jupiter is actually shrinking by about 2cm every year.

7. Jupiter has a rocky core which is bigger than the Earth and weighs 20 times more.

8. The famous Red Spot on Jupiter is a massive hurricane that's been going for more than 300 hundred years.

9. The planet was named after the Roman god Jupiter.

10. Jupiter has 67 moons, possibly more, including four giant moons.

11. The largest of Jupiter's moons, Ganymede, is bigger than the planet Mercury.

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