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Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun and it is the biggest planet in our Solar System.

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    Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun and it is the biggest planet in our Solar System. Jupiter does  not have the corrct atmosphere for us to live on. So even though Jupiter isnt like Earth, scientists still study it to see if there can be any life on the planet.

     Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun. But it's distance from the sun can be different when it revolves around the sun. The greatest recorded distance from the sun is 816 million kilometers (507 million miles) and the shortest distance is 741 million kilometers (460 million miles).

     Jupiter has a thick atmosphere made of hydrogen, helium, methane, ammonia, and sulfur.

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     Jupiter gives off twice as much heat then received from the sun. It is 30,000 C (54,000 F) at the core. At the top of the clouds it is -157 C (-250 F). And it is 3315 C (6000 F) 966 kilometers (600 miles) beneath the top of the clouds. Scientists say that during the day you would probably burn and at night you would probably freeze to death!

     Jupiter was named after Jupiter, the most powerful and important of all Roman gods. They named it after Jupiter because of his great size.

     Jupiter takes 9 hours and 51 miniutes to rotate on its axis or one Jupiter day.

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    Astronomers have discovered black belts that are really swirling clouds of gas. And that Jupiter is the second brightest planet in the nightsky.

     Astronomers have also discovered that 61 moons are orbiting Jupiter. They think that some of the moons were somewhere in space and the gravity pulled it toward Jupiter. It also has 3 rings that were thought werent there.

     Jupiter has alot of things that werent discovered. Although as time went on we got technology that helped us learn more about Jupiter.



Simon, Charnan. Our Galaxy and Beyond! Jupiter. Berendes, Mary. Copyright 2004.



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