Interesting Facts About Jupiter

September 18, 2009 | In: Space Facts

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. The mass of Jupiter is 318 times the mass of the Earth. In fact, Jupiter has 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

Jupiter is the fastest spinning of the planets.

Jupiter is the fourth brightest object to be seen in the sky, after Sun, Venus and Mars.

Jupiter has three thin rings around its equator, which are primarily made of dust.

One of Jupieter moons is the only volcanically active moon in the Solar System.

Jupiter’s day is about 10 hours long.

Jupiter is radiating 1.9 times the heat it receives from the Sun.

Jupiter is 5th planet from the sun.

Jupiter was first visited by NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft in December 1973.

Jupiter has at slightest 63 moons. Four of these moons were exposed by Galileo Galilie in the year 1610.

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1 Response to Interesting Facts About Jupiter


santunu Kumar

December 11th, 2009 at 9:02 am

Every night is a moonlit night there in Jupiter. But the nights are very short there. Only 5 hours at the most.

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