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Jupiter. By: Kaitlyn Downey. Symbol & Name. Jupiter’s name came from the Roman god Jupiter, who is the king of the Roman gods. Since Jupiter is the largest planet, they made the most important god the largest planet. Discovery. c an be seen with eyes.

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By: Kaitlyn Downey

symbol name
Symbol & Name

Jupiter’s name came from the Roman god Jupiter, who is the king of the Roman gods. Since Jupiter is the largest planet, they made the most important god the largest planet.


can be seen with eyes

  • People always knew Jupiter was there, you can see it without a telescope. There was never an actual “discovery.”
Sink or Float?

Jupiter would sink in water because its density is larger than 1

  • Mass: 1.8981 x 1027kg
  • Volume: 1.43128 x 1015 km3
  • Density: 1.326 g/cm3
  • Gravity: 24.74 m/s2
  • The atmosphere on Jupiter is mostly made of hydrogen (H2) and helium (He). There is a small amount of other materials mixed in too. Also the atmosphere is thick and full of ammonia clouds, which are poisonous.
  • Order from the Sun: 5th ~ Distance from Sun in km: 778,300,000 km

~ Distance from Earth in km: 628,311,057 km (4.2 AU) ~

orbit and rotation
Orbit and Rotation
  • Orbit around the Sun (One Year): 12 Earth years or 4,333 Earth days
  • Rotate on Axis (One Day): 0.41354 days or 9.92496 hours
  • Average Temperature: -148 degrees Celsius
  • Jupiter’s Temperature doesn’t does not vary much like earth, but it is much colder.
composition and appearance
Composition And Appearance
  • Jupiter is a gas giant. This means it is made of gas and barely has a surface. Jupiter looks like a planet made of sand, the colors are almost rusty and old, and also sandy.
  • The internal composition of Jupiter is Hydrogen, Helium, and ice, with a core of iron and rock.
  • Jupiter has 3 main rings: Halo, Main, Gossamer
  • Jupiter’s ring system is faint, dark, and hard to see.
  • The rings around Jupiter are made of dust particles.
  • There is water on Jupiter. The water is in the clouds that are in Jupiter’s atmosphere.
  • Jupiter is cold and has storms that can last thousands of years. There is a storm that lasts more than 400 years and is still going. It is called the Great Red Spot and you can see it on Jupiter. Winds on Jupiter can go over 215 MPH.

There are a total of 67

moons that orbit Jupiter.

50 are known and


17 are not confirmed yet.

can you survive
Can You survive?
  • NO! You wouldn’t survive because there is no surface you could stand on since it is a gas giant. You would freeze from the temperature. And, you would get crushed by the gravity of Jupiter. Also, you could be poisoned by the ammonia in the atmosphere.
  • Giant storm called The Great Red Spot
  • There have been about 8 or more missions to Jupiter
  • If you weighed 100lbs on Earth, you’d weigh 254lbs on Jupiter
works cited
Works Cited
  • Coffey, Jerry. "Is There Water on Jupiter?" Universe Today RSS. Universe Today, 18 June 2008. Web. 01 Jan. 2014. .
  • Coffey, Jerry. "Temperature of Jupiter." Universe Today RSS. Universe Today, 16 June 2008. Web. 1 Jan. 2014. .
  • "Images of Jupiter and All Available Satellites." Images of Jupiter and All Available Satellites. NASA, n.d. Web. 01 Jan. 2014. .
  • NASA. "Solar System Exploration: Planets: Jupiter: Overview." Solar System Exploration: Planets: Jupiter: Overview. NASA, 13 Dec. 2013. Web. 1 Jan. 2014. .
  • Nally, Jonathan. "Jupiter’s Rain Is Made of Helium." Space and Astronomy News Daily SpaceInfocomau RSS. Space Info, 14 Apr. 2010. Web. 01 Jan. 2014. .
  • "All About Astronomy - Enchanted Learning Software." All About Astronomy - Enchanted Learning Software. EnchantedLearning.com, 2010. Web. 31 Dec. 2013. .