Top Jupiter Facts
1. Jupiter can fit 1,000 earths in it.
2. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.
3. Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the Solar System taking just 10 hours to complete a full rotation on its axis.
4. Jupiter technically has no surface as it is entirely made out of gas.
5. Jupiter is named after the ruler of the gods in Roman mythology, Zeus.
6. Jupiter can have a triple eclipse, in which three moons cast shadows on the planet simultaneously.
7. After Venus, Jupiter is the second brightest planet in the Solar System.
8. The rings around Jupiter were the third set of rings discovered in the Solar System.
9. Jupiter has the strongest pull of gravity amongst all the planets of the Solar System.
10. Jupiter is the planet of luck in astrology.
11. Jupiter takes about 12 years to orbit the sun.
12. Jupiter has been visited by 8 spacecraft.
13. Jupiter puts out radio emissions that are so strong, they can be detected on Earth.
14. Jupiter's Giant Red Spot is a storm which has been going for over 300 years.
15. Jupiter's moon, Europa, is completely covered in ice.
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