10 Unknown facts about the largest planet Jupiter

With a diameter of 86,881 miles (139,822 kilometers), it is over 11 times larger than Earth's diameter.

Jupiter is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, the same elements that make up most of the stars in the universe.

The Great Red Spot, a giant storm on Jupiter, has been raging for at least 350 years and is larger than the diameter of Earth.

Jupiter has 79 known moons, with the four largest known as the Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system and is even larger than the planet Mercury.

Jupiter has the strongest magnetic field of any planet in the solar system, which is 20,000 times stronger than Earth's magnetic field.

Jupiter has a faint ring system, consisting of four main rings: the halo, main, Amalthea, and Thebe.

Jupiter rotates on its axis faster than any other planet in the solar system, completing one rotation in just under 10 hours.

The temperature in Jupiter's atmosphere can vary from around -145 degrees Celsius (-234 degrees Fahrenheit) to over 1,340 degrees Celsius (2,444 degrees Fahrenheit).

Jupiter emits more heat than it receives from the Sun due to the planet's intense internal heat source, likely from the slow contraction of the planet's interior over time.


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