Jupiter By: Anthony García

Storm planet

JupitEr is fuLl of stormS. The great red spot Is a PerSistEnt storm on the planet, which has lasted For at least 187 years and POssibly as long as 352 yeArs.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is as big as two Earths and it is a a storm but only way bigger than a storm, hurricane, or another weather climate. Inside the Great Red Spot is made of the same things that Jupiter has in it, Ammonia, Sulfer, methane, and water vapor. Nearly 10% percent is composed of Helium.
This is how it would look like to be in the Great Red Spot.

Inside Jupiter

The Grey layer is called the Fluid Molecular Nitrogen, the blue is called the Liquid Mettalic Hydrogen, and the last part is not a layer, it is Jupiter's Core and is possibly Solid. There are much more tiny layers you can find.

Something Big hit Jupiter

Something big Hit Jupiter's Atmosphere and it was quite big to see in a such a huge planet. This Comet that hit Jupiter was broke into pieces while entering Jupiter's gravitational pull. The size of the comet is not estimated yet. This event happened on March 29 2016 6:13 ET. Scientists have been surprised of how large this impact was. This Event was captured from a backyard skywatchers at the right time to see the Impact.

This is how the comet looked when it was in separated pieces. The comet looks Light Red because it is when it entered Jupiter's Atmosphere.

This video shows you some facts about the asteroid or comet that hit Jupiter. You might learn a little more from this video, so I recommend you to watch it.

The Small Spot of the Impact looks more bigger than Earth is. This small tiny blip to Jupiter made a huge dark spot.

1000 Earths

More than 1000 Earths can fit inside Jupiter. If the comet hit Earth it could have meant the Extinction of Humanity, but the comet luckily hit Jupiter. As a Space Alert, Jupiter is commonly hit by comets.

At the top of this image the comet are in pieces. The big picture is when mostly all the pieces of the comet fell into Jupiter. The scar at the end of the picture (Left) is almost the size of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

Jupiter's Moons


Here is one of Jupiter's biggest Moon Io (EYE-ow) this moon is a whitish-yellowish color with a lot of black holes everywhere, these dark colored spots can be a long time history Impact that may caused these spots. This moon is the second largest Moon of Jupiter, after Ganymede, it is the third in the Solar System. This Moon lies very close to Jupiter

This is another photo of Io.


Callisto is the third largest moon of Jupiter, this Moon is the most heavily cratered object in the Solar System. Callisto is almost the same age as Jupiter 4.5 Billion years.

Pictures taken of Callisto's Surface.

More than 60 Moons!

The planet Jupiter, has more than 60 Moons. The four largest Moons were found by a famous Italian Astronomer, found these four Moons. They were named Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.

If the Earth or Jupiter rotated each other this is how it would look like.

Jupiter's location in the Solar System

Mercury, Venus, Earth (You are here), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Jupiter is the Fifth planet from the Sun. You can see that Jupiter is the biggest here. (Not shown to Scale)
This is not shown to scale. Earth is at 90,000,000 miles away from the Sun. Jupiter is at 390,000,000 miles away from the Sun.
Here are all of the planets you can see in the night, in the Middle Bottom of this Photograph you can see Jupiter is a small dot. If you are wondering why Venus looks bigger, this is because it is the closest to Earth, Mercury and Mars are are more further out in space than Venus is. Venus is like the moon because it is Reflecting Light from the Sun.
Here are some real photos of looking at Jupiter in real time.

NASA's mission to Jupiter

Spacecraft Juno

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter will unlock secrets hiding in Jupiter, Juno space Probe will Orbit Jupiter for about a year. The Spacecraft was launched from Cape Canalevar Air Force Station on August 5, 2011. Juno mission is to measure Jupiter's composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere.

Galileo Spacecraft

Galileo Spacecraft was an American unmanned spacecraft used to study Jupiter, and Jupiter's Moons as well as other space bodies. The spacecraft was named after the Astronomer Galileo Galileo.

Galileo Preparation

Facts about Jupiter

Composition: Gas Planet

Size: 43,441 miles

Distance from the Sun: 483,682,810 miles

Time of One Revolution: 12 years or 4,380 days

Time of One Rotation: 9.9 hours

Rings: 4 Rings

Number of Moons: 67 known Moons


Photos and Facts


More Information about Jupiter


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