Jupiter: The Biggest Planet

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Introduction- History of Jupiter Jupiter is the most massive planet in our solar system. The planet was named after the kings of gods in Roman mythology. In a related way, the ancient Greeks named it after Zeus, the king of the Greek pantheon. Jupiter has helped transform the way we saw the universe in 1610 when Galileo discovered Jupiter's four largest moons. This project will describe Jupiter's characteristics. Some of these characteristics include size, Great Red Spot, colorful bands, magnetic field, distance from the sun and Earth, and its orbit and rotation. It will also explain the composition and structure of Jupiter. The last thing this project will describe is the planet's four largest moons. Thus, this project will give an in depth explanation of the planet Jupiter.
II. Jupiter’s Characteristics As mentioned earlier Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It is more than twice the size of all the other planets combined. A way to show its colossal size is that it could hold 1,300 Earths. In fact if Jupiter was 80 times larger it would have been a star. Jupiter's diameter is greater than 88,700 miles (143,000 kilometers). This is enormous compared to Earth which nearly has a diameter of 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers). Its radius is 43,441 miles (69,911 kilometers). Jupiter has a mass of 1.898E27 kilograms which is equivalent to 317.83 in Earth mass. As you can see, Jupiter is a very huge planet in all aspects.…
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