Planet Jupiter Facts

1. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system with a mean diameter of 139,822 km (86,881 miles).

2. Jupiter’s mass is 318 times larger than Earth. The diameter is 11 times, volume is 1,321 times, and surface area is 122 times of Earth.

3. The orbital speed of Jupiter is 13.1 km/sec.

4. A year on Jupiter is equal to 11.9 Earth Years.

5. A day on Jupiter is equal to 9.8 Earth Hours.

6. Jupiter, sometimes called Jove, was the King of the gods in Roman mythology and the son of Saturn.

7. Jupiter’s maximum distance from the Sun = 817 million km (508 million miles).

8. Jupiter’s minimum distance from Earth = 588 million km (365 million miles).

9. Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to explore Jupiter in December 1973. Pioneer 10 just did a flyby.

10. Jupiter has sixty three moons or satellites, eight are regular and 55 irregular.

11. Jupiter’s four largest moons are named: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

12. Voyager 1 provided the earliest and clearest photographs of Jupiter on January of 1979.

13. Jupiter has rings, the third planet discovered to have a ring system in our Solar System.

14. Jupiter’s rings are identified as: Halo ring, Main ring, Amalthea gossamer ring, and Thebe gossamer ring.

15. Jupiter’s rings were discovered by Voyager 1 in 1979.

16. If you weigh 100 lbs, your weight on Jupiter would be 236 lbs. (multiply your actual
weight by 2.36).

17. The volume of Jupiter is great enough to hold 1,300 Earths.

18. The rotation of Jupiter is the fastest of any planet in the Solar System, making its days only 10 hours long.

19. The large red spot on Jupiter is actually from a storm that has lasted over 300 years.

20. Jupiter’s largest moon is the biggest in the Solar System. Named Ganymede, it is larger than the planet Mercury.

73 Responses to “ Planet Jupiter Facts ”

  1. ripple effect

    omnhe!!! this planet’s year is LONG!!! i wonder how old the marshions that live on there are?????????? MIND BOBBLING!!!

  2. jay

    This website helped me alot for my school project, but it could use a bit more info. on the actual planets. Like what the atmosphere is made of, or how long it takes this planet to make one rotation in Earth time.

  3. jada

    dis wbsite needs more info on the actul planet cuz it is not telling me alot of stuff about its atmosphere, or how long it takes for the planet to make one rotation in the earth’s time

  4. MR. spanks your mom

    girls go to jupiter to get more stupider boys go to college to get more knowledge:)

  5. saami

    thhis weebsite is soo dumb seroussly faar out it doesnnt haave its mass hw manny moons & maany moree

  6. chuggaaconroy

    wtf it needs more info

  7. redfizzpop

    thanks for the information!!! website could use a bit more info on the actual planet, rather than stuff like what roman god or goddess the planet is named after!

  8. aussie blocke you wont to know

    dont worry pluto im not a planet either

  9. shake junt

    jupiter is cool we are doing a thing about it for a school project skateboarding rocks!

  10. Hey

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  11. Hey

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  12. Hey

    Sorry I put twice now this is my 3 one!

  13. Jupiter Rocks

    This has barley any good info!

  14. aurelia

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  15. james

    simply not enough fact everybody knows all of them

  16. ts

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  18. jupiter isbest

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  19. jonn97

    doesnt evan tell you how far away from sun

  20. Aagam

    can you put how many moons it haves?

  21. Lauryn

    I think all of you should shut up! these people have done there best to make this site so you guys could get info on the planets. And if you don’t think I’m being fair, just look at your comments. Would you like it if someone said that to you ? no! so don’t going around saying it to others. They made the website, and they can take it away! they didin’t even have to make it! but they did so people like you could learn about the planets. so stop messing around and be thankful that you atleast know something about jupiter! geez! Hey creators of this website. If they bug you to much, just delete the site ! bye!

  22. beach0blonde0goddess

    whats the distance from the sun????????? &&& is All 9 planets contents? i think im going to do well on my test. reaching for a+ (:

  23. girl

    the roman vaerson of zeus IS jupiter NOT AND I REPEAT NOT “jove”

  24. kaylaaa

    NEEDS MORE INFORMATION. im not six years old and doing a small project.

  25. Victoria Bell

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  28. D General cornflakes

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  29. D General cornflakes

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  30. beaster

    this is sooo easy to copy in my own words :]

  31. beaster

    i mean write my facts down in my own words jupiter is a beast

  32. Brant Soles

    This site needs to have obviously a LOT more info like… Distance frome the sun and the temperature maybe? So if ya’ll would, take care of it please!!!!
    Thank You!!

  33. devanee

    hey im doing a rerport and theese facts arent very good u need to add details because it isnt very detailed

  34. Erin

    Yay 100th comment!!! But seriously, some of it was useful but I need a little more information

  35. Eat It!

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  36. ray

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  37. Cassie

    I am 20 and trying to help my 11 yr old nephew do a project and he needs to know about the atmosphere. there is not any info about that. what is jupiter made of i dont know but you should if you make a website about it. do more research

  38. Gangsta T

    This website is absurdly ignorant and useless it does not mention any thing about that any human being does not know. This website iS CCRRAAPPYY

  39. corina

    heyyy ppl im here in da class doinq some research for jupiter but idk if its a high tempeture or high so if u see diz tell me plz

  40. I Wont Say My Name

    1. Pluto is the smallest planet in the Solar System, smaller than Earth’s Moon, and half the width of Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede.

    2. Pluto’s journey around the Sun takes 248 Earth years. This means that, since its discovery in 1930, it still has 177 years to go until it has made a complete orbit around the Sun.

    3. Nobody knows what Pluto’s atmosphere contains, or even if it has an atmosphere.

    4. Pluto was the only planet to have been discovered in the Twentieth Century.

    5. Pluto is the only planet in the Solar System that has not yet been visited by a space probe.

    6. Pluto’s orbit is elliptical, meaning that it can come closer to the Sun than Neptune, but then go almost two billion kilometers further away from Neptune’s orbit.

    7. Pluto orbits the Sun on a different plain than the other 8 planets, going over them and below them.

    8. Pluto has three identified moons, Charon, the largest is not much bigger than Pluto itself. (Pluto is 2,280 kilometers wide, Charon is 1,212 kilometers wide).

    9. A day on Pluto is equivalent to Earth’s 6 days and 9 hours, meaning that it has the second slowest rotation in the Solar System (after Venus, which takes 243 days to turn on its axis).

    10. Pluto’s orbit is elliptical, meaning that it can come closer to the Sun than Neptune, but then go almost two billion kilometers further away from Neptune’s orbit.

    11. Pluto is too faint to be seen with the naked eye. When viewed through a telescope, it looks like a star.

    12. Pluto is cold: -233° C (-390° F), just 40° C (72° F) above absolute zero. At this temperature, all elements would be frozen except for neon, hydrogen, and helium.

    13. Pluto maximum distance from the Sun – 7.38 billion km (4.6 billion miles)

    14. Pluto’s minimum distance from Earth – 4.28 billion km (2.7 billion miles)

    15. In 2006, Pluto was declassified as a planet by the IAU (International Astronomical Union) and has classified Pluto as a dwarf planet.

    16. If you weigh 100 lbs, your weight on Pluto would be 7 lbs. (multiply your actual weight by .05)
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  41. starcat

    really guys? dont you have something getter to do that sit here and be negitive? i mean, be happy and thankful for what you got , not complane over whats not here. searosly T_T
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  42. starcat

    and anway, look at the other stuff. its all pretty good you know? i think who ever made this site did a pretty good job here, and so what if there missing some stuff?

  43. trisha

    Ummmmmm what is the average wind speed?????????????!!!! :( madnesss. Not on any website

  44. jack

    I think venus is cool.

  45. tanaveia

    need more information and facts….. you people need to tell how jupiter looks

  46. tanaveia

    need more information and facts….. you people need to tell how jupiter looks.. how its like to other planets….. thank you

  47. molly

    Have any of you explored this website beyond the first page. You will find more info here than most sites. I am surprised at the ignorance of your comments.

  48. yasin

    I LIKE TO GO TO JUPITER AFTER SEEING THIS I WILL BECOME AN ASTRONOMER

  49. Constances

    I have to build a robot and tell what things on jupiter prevent it from finding things

  50. girlcool

    that is one big planet just look at it so pretty :)

  51. hayy

    this is no website to cuss dumm dumms !!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  52. Babieegurrlll

    Hey “Ashely” .. you dont have any room to talk. Jupiter has 63 moons. ya “smart one”. You should know what your talking about before you speak. You made yourself sound really idiotic. Good job.(;

  53. rick astley

    this planet looks like poop and pee

    with my brothers hair

  54. Joy

    Thank you i love it ,group 5

  55. stfu

    all u poeple need to stfu its good website

  56. jesse

    i like this thx!

  57. A friend

    I hope I can get enough info on jupiter for my science project I hope I get an a + I’d be happy I hope you all enjoyed being on this website because I did

  58. sooohottygirl

    luv dis web soooo kewl

  59. abdiwali

    i never know Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system!

  60. lila

    This needs more info dude, but 4 me, I feel like it was great just seeing the facts and being able to get them quickly without reading a whole bunch of other junk….

  61. lila

    btw, this isnt the right time…somethings wrong with the clock…. this web said i put my comment on at 9:34 PM, but…its 4:36 PM right now…..

  62. crap

    This website is the worst pickle I is ever heared in my entire baloon. Stick that in your juice pouch and suck it.

  63. yessenia

    gosh peple those facts are just fine… i bet half of the things that were metions you guys didnlt know of. and if this website sucks why are looking info here… go to the big boy and big girl websites and read actual paragraphs and find out whatyou need. before stating something think. by the way im not an adult im a 13 year old and even at my age i recognize how ignorant you guys are.!!!! <3<3<3

  64. ractchbixxch

    this thing give good facts but it need a lil more just for kids who r trying to do a project or something cause im am trying to do a project and copy all the facts

  65. Anne

    this site needs to write more information about it like how it influences the zodiac signs e.g sagittarius sign.

  66. nkensi

    this website is quite helpful but i thought there were 62 moons and any way LOL!!!

  67. the fabulous

    this website needs a ton more information on the plant honestly i dont need to know about the discovery i need to know about the planet itself. please try to update the information as soon as possible. Thanks

  68. god-is-my-savior

    this website is a very educated website an is a good one too…..it doesnt matter what kind of information you get from it…all websites that NASA created are GOOD and are shared all over the whole entire world.. so stop being so negative and pick up a book or go on this website and learn something for a change…..thank you and have a saved and blessed day

  69. apekshya

    Man this website needs some more info on the planetsomnhe!!! this planet’s year is LONG!!! i wonder how old the marshions that live on there are?????????? MIND BOBBLING!!! like facts about the actuall planeis wbsite needs more info on the actul planet cuz it is not telling me alot of stuff about its atmosphere, or how long it takes for the planet to make one rotation in the earth’s time i agree but i need more informationthis website is a very educated website an is a good one too…..it doesnt matter what kind of information you get from it…all websites that NASA created are GOOD and are shared all over the whole entire world.. so stop being so negative and pick up a book or go on this website and learn something for a change…..thank you and have a saved and blessed day and i also love the way its rettenit is the This website is pretty good.It GAVE ME AN A+ IN GEOGRAPHbest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. College Student

    If you have a problem with this page, then don’t be on it. There are other websites that provide information on Jupiter and the other remaining planets. They did their best posting information about Jupiter. Props to them. They’re providing me with useful information for my research paper/project for my final.

  71. juan

    jupiter has 63 moons

  72. rogelio

    did you guys know that this planet is a gas giant

  73. no

    Ermahgerd did you know it has the largest moon in the solar system?Its bigger than mercury