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AVERAGE DISTANCE FROM THE SUN

483,682,000 miles
(778,412,000 km)

DIAMETER

86,880 miles (139,800 km)

LENGTH OF DAY

9.9 Earth hours

LENGTH OF YEAR

11.9 Earth years

NUMBER OF MOONS

68

SURFACE TEMPERATURE

-235°F (-150°C)

10 Jupiter

The fifth planet from the sun, Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It has a faint ring system with 68 moons.

NAMING

The Romans named the planet after the king of gods and the god of the sky and thunder.

FUN FACTS

The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a giant hurricane the size of two to three Earths. It was first discovered in the 17th century via telescope. That's a long-lasting storm!

 

Because of Jupiter's rapid rotation, the planet has a slight bulge at its equator.

 

Jupiter is so large that all the other planets in our solar system could fit inside it with plenty of room to spare.

 

 

Exploring the planets, moons and other bodies orbiting our sun.

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