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Jupiter

Jupiter lies at average distance of 778 million km from the Sun.
Jupiter is so massive that it could fit 1318 Earth's inside of it!
A Jupiter year is 4332 Earth days.
It takes Jupiter 9 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds to rotate (one Jupiter day).
The diameter, from pole to pole is 133,700km and across the equator its 143,884km. which means Jupiter isn't round.
Jupiter rotates at an inclination of just 3 degrees off of its axis.
Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot is in fact a great storm that has raged for at least four hundred years, if not more.
Jupiter has a thin set of rings, hardly visible from Earth.
Jupiter is sometimes referred to as "the vacuum cleaner of the Solar System", because it sucks in comets, asteroids and meteorites, which could be on a collision course for Earth. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacted the planet in 1994.
Jupiter's gravity is so strong that if we could stand on its surface, we would weigh three times as much as we would normally weigh on Earth.
Jupiter's gravity is sometimes used to catapult space-craft on deep space missions further away. This is how the Voyager missions of 1975 managed to succeed.
The number of jovian moons is increasing all the time.Current estimates total the number at 63.
The named moons are below:
The four largest moons of jupiter,the"jovian moons"were discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei.in order of proximity to jupiter,they are:

Io
(io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system)

Europa
(europa has a thin icy crust.it is believe to have a liquid ocean beneath)

Callisto
(callisto is the most heavily cratered moon in the solar system)

Ganymede
(ganymede is believed to harbour a thin atmosphere of oxygen)

Four small moons orbit jupiter closer than io.they are:
Metis, Adrastea, Amalthea and Thebe.

The outer moons consist of:
Leda, Himalia, Lysithea and Elara.

Jupiter has a number of moons orbitting in retrograde orbits(they orbit jupiter in the opposite direction to...


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