What Does Jupiter Look Like

Jupiter is considered to be a gas giant, which means that the planet is of huge atmosphere, has liquid solid core and liquid mantle without definite boundaries in between layers. It is actually the fifth planet away from the sun and the largest planet in our solar system. It is considered as a giant planet since if we combine all the sizes of the different known planets; it appears that Jupiter is still 2.5 times of all the mass combined. Jupiter’s core is made of liquid rock composition with a temperature of 24,000k or 43,000 degrees Fahrenheit. In relativity to the entire planet, the core can be considered as small, about only 20% of the planet’s radius. Still, when compared to the planet Earth, it is 15 times heavier.

Next to planet Venus and the moon, Jupiter is also defined as the brightest object present in the sky. However, there are still occasions when Mars is able to exceed this brightness. Planet Jupiter has a notable feature called the Great Red Spot. This feature is defined as a giant storm in which existence gained popularity ever since the 17th century. Unlike the planet Saturn that can be identified easily through its rings, a lot of people may not be aware that Jupiter has within its planet a planetary ring system that is faint. The system is just a few thousand kilometers away from its inner fuzzy edge, starting from the outer edge, which can continue up to the atmosphere of the planet. It owns 63 moons at the least and one of these moons is actually larger than Mercury.

  • kat

    Jupiter is not the brightest object in the sky it is the fourth brightest the brightest is the sun then the moon then mercury AND THEN Jupiter

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  • Larry

    Jupiter’s composition and the doubt of a true solid surface was heavily challenged when a asteroid or comet collided with it in July of 2009. In the Camera three photographs taken by Hubble there were impact flashes almost immediately after entering as well as debree clouds spearing shortly after. This was not expected and has challenged some of the preconceived ideas about Jupiter. It is a great reminder to note that we thought our own moon was covered with up to 60 inches of dust, only to find it less than an inch. Many things still remain a mystery.

  • James

    Its so flipping massive!

  • siddhant

    nice pictures i loved it.

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    This is stuff i already know, but thanks for the info. how else is jupiter’s apperence?
    I enjoyed this. Please give more about the planets

  • Bob Saget

    Hi. Jupiter is big.

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  • Leanna

    You guys OBVIOUSLY aren’t READING the article. It says, “NEXT TO planet Venus and the moon,” it’s the brightest. Everyone who complained about this being inaccurate for saying Jupiter isn’t the brightest, you need to check yourself. Especially Kass, seeing as you were ridiculously, and inexcusably, rude about it.

  • Gale

    AWSOME INFO!
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  • mitra

    im interested for this

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  • Aaron

    This did not help at all!!!!

  • Tyler

    Now most of this is true. One thing though is that Jupiter isn’t the brightest object in our night sky it is Venus. Secondly, the amount of moons that are counted is a lot lower then 63. (Staturn on the other hand, has a little bit more moons then Jupiter). But Jupiter does have 1 mostly invisible to the nagged eye ring.

  • Mr.CommonSense

    But still thanks for the info. Good information.

  • Mr.CommonSense

    We’ve found Jupiter but we can’t find earth……. LMAO!!!!

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  • Jenny

    I’m not sre if this is entirely true.

  • brittany

    this is totaly coral ( awesome )

  • kass

    no, shitty info, it is not the brightest in the night sky, Venus is, just before sunrise and then sunset. and the brightest star in the night sky is Sirius.

  • Erin

    very good info