10 interesting facts about Jupiter

  1. Which is the largest planet in the solar system? There is no doubting, the answer is Jupiter. How big is it? We make a comparison of Jupiter to a globe which is hollow, more than 1300 Earths could fit easily into it.
  2. Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our solar system,  Jupiter rotates on its axis once every 10 hours.
  3. Jupiter also has a ring system . In March 7, 1979, Voyager 1 launched by NASA discovered the rings.
  4. Jupiter has 67 confirmed  natural satellites. Four large moons(Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto) are collectively named the Galilean satellites, they were first discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610.
  5. The Great Red Spot is a important feature of Jupiter, it seems to be a very stable feature, but in fact it is an enormous storm,  has lasted over 300 years.
  6. Jupiter has a strong magnetic field,the strength of Jupiter’s magnetic field is about 10 times  stronger than  Earth ‘s.
  7. Unfortunately, Jupiter is a planet, not a star. Jupiter has the largest number of moons in the solar system, it is even called  a mini solar system by scientists, in fact, if  Jupiter’s mass were 80 times largerit, it could be a star.
  8. Jupiter ‘s axis is tilted by  3.17°, extremely small, so unlike Earth, Jupiter has no  seasons.
  9. Jupiter makes one revolution round the sun in  4,330.6 Earth days (11.86 Earth years).
  10. Jupiter’s cloud layers are very unique, they are 50 km thick, made of ammonia crystals and possibly ammonium hydrosulfide .

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