Jupiter is a big planet.
The planet Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System, with a diameter of 142,984 km at its equator.
It’s larger than all the other planets and their moons combined, almost big enough to be a star. 1321 earths could fit inside Jupiter.
Most of its bulk comes from multicolored layers of gases surrounding a relatively small core.
The core, however, provides Jupiter with more heat than it gets from the Sun.
When we look at Jupiter, we see the top of a massive orange, brown, and yellow cloud system covering the planet.
Fortunately, some of the top clouds are patchy, which gives us a view of the varied belts and zones of gases beneath.
This gas giant also emits a lot of electromagnetic radiation, providing astronomers with information about the planet’s makeup and activity.
Jupiter resembles a solar system all its own, because at least sixteen satellites orbit the planet.
Jupiter is also known as the planet with the Great Red Spot.