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Amazing Facts about the Planet Jupiter

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This large planet holds the most mystery.

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Without Jupiter, the earth would be bombarded with asteroids Report Abuse
the huge gravitational pull, absorbs many asteroids that would end up hitting earth.
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Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar system Report Abuse
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The average tempeture is minus 165 degrees Celius Report Abuse
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Jupiter has at least 4 moons. Report Abuse
Scientists think there are more that need to be discovered.
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Jupiter has been visited 7 times by spacecraft from earth. Report Abuse
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New objects called 'moonlets' are being discovered all the time. Report Abuse
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Jupiter is 11 times the diameter of Earth. Report Abuse
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Dispite its size it rotates every 10 hours to Earth's 24. Report Abuse
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It takes 12 earth years for Jupiter to orbit the sun. Report Abuse
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The surface is very stormy. Report Abuse
The great red spot is a storm that has been raging for over 300 years.
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Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. Report Abuse
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Jupiter send very strong radiation that can be detected on earth. Report Abuse
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The oceans of hydrogen are so cold they have turned to sludge. Report Abuse
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Jupiter has the largest moon in the solar system. Report Abuse
The moon is called Ganymede and is bigger than Mercury and Pluto.
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Jupiter's volume is 70% of the total mass of all the planets put together. Report Abuse
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Auroral lights shine at Jupiters poles. Report Abuse
These lights are similar to our northern lights.
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Even though Jupiter has a small core it still has the strongest gravitational field of the entire solar system Report Abuse
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Jupiter is the third brightest object in the night sky. Report Abuse
Earthlings see the moon and Venus first and then Jupiter.
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Jupiter has a magnetic field 14 times stronger than Earth's. Report Abuse
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Jupiter is a sphere of dense gasses with a small rock core. Report Abuse
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One hundred Earths will fit into Jupiter's red spot. Report Abuse
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