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Jupiter's Basic Facts

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  • fifth planet from the sun
  • 88,846 miles or142,984 km is the diameter
  • 778,000,000 km or 484,000,000 miles from the sun
  • length of year is 12 Earth years
  • length of day is 9 hours and 55 minutes
  • atmosphere is made of Hydrogen, helium
  • temperature averages about -220F (-140C)
  • has 17 moons
  • 2 rings
  • largest planet in our solar system
  • largest storm (Great Red Spot), 3 times bigger than Earth
  • has great pressure
  • shortest day
  • has the biggest moon in the solar system 

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