Name of Planet - Jupiter
The diameter or size of the planet - 86,881.4 mi
The period or rotation and revolution -Jupiter's period of revolution around the sun is approximately 11.86 Earth years, which comes out to around 4,332 days. This revolution period is due to Jupiter's average orbit distance of 483.5 million miles. By comparison, the Earth's average orbit distance is only approximately 93 million miles.
Average distance from the sun - 483.8 million mi
Origin of the planet’s name -From Latin juppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European , composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology.
Average surface temperature or range of temperature -With an average temperature of minus 234 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 145 degrees Celsius), Jupiter is frigid even in its warmest weather. Unlike Earth, whose temperature varies as one moves closer to or farther from the equator, Jupiter's temperature depends more on height above the surface.
4 Interesting Facts -
1.The planet Jupiter is the fifth planet out from the Sun, and is two and a half times more massive than all the other planets in the solar system combined.
2. More than 1,300 Earths would fit inside it.
3.The planet is one of the brightest objects in the night sky, and even a small telescope can reveal its multicolored stripes. These stripes are bands of clouds being pushed around the planet by strong east-west winds.
4. Jupiter has no solid surface. It is formed of the same elements, in roughly the same proportions, as the sun and other stars.