Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. Ancient Astronomers named Jupiter after the head of the Roman Gods. Jupiter is the 5th closest planet to our sun. The giant planet's atmosphere consists of about 84 percent Hydrogen and about 15 percent helium, with small amounts of acetylene, ammonia, ethane, methane, phosphine, and water vapor.
Interesting facts about the giant planet Jupiter:
If you weighed 100 kilograms on Earth, you would weigh 264 kilograms on Jupiter. Jupiter's mass is 318 times that of Earth and its diameter is 11 times larger. Jupiter's mass is 70% of the total mass of all other planets in our solar system.
Jupiter rotates faster than any planet in the solar system. Because of this, a day on Jupiter is only 10 hours long ... But it takes 12 Earth years to complete a revolution around the Sun.
The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a storm that has lasted for over 300 years.
Jupiter has the largest moon in the solar system, Ganymede. She is larger than Mercury and Pluto. The Planet has over 60 known satellites (moons), but most of them are extremely small.
Jupiter is covered by an ocean of hydrogen.
Unlike other planets, Jupiter emits strong radio emissions that can be detected on Earth.