Jupiter: The Gas Giant

NOTE: Check out this episode about Jupiter!

What is Jupiter?

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. It comes after the Asteroid Belt. It is a gas giant which means it is mostly made out of gases like Hydrogen and Methane. Jupiter is the BIGGEST planet in the Solar System!

The Giant Numbers of Jupiter!

Get ready for some big numbers! If you were to wrap a belt around Jupiter, it would have to be 43,441 miles long!! Jupiter is 483.8 million miles away from the Sun! The surface of Jupiter is 23.71 billion sq. miles!! These are the giant numbers of Jupiter.

Jupiter’s Moons

Jupiter has 79 moon and maybe even 82! More moons are getting discovered every year! One of Jupiter’s moons is very weird. It has… oceans of frozen water in its surface! It is called Europa and scientists are looking for life there.

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