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Jupiter: The Planet

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Jupiter is the fifth planet away from the sun.  It is 778,330,000 km away from the sun. It takes 12 Earth years for Jupiter to orbit around the sun once. The diameter of this planet is 142,984 km, making it the biggest planet in the Solar System.  The mass of this planet is 1.900e27 kg.  Jupiter rotates on its axis very quickly.  There is only 9 hours and 55 minutes in one day on Jupiter.  Astronomers have been questioned about one thing on Jupiter.  They have always questioned a huge red spot, on Jupiter's surface, but now they have figured out that the huge red spot is a huge wind storm that has is 3 times bigger than Earth. 


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