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Jupiter - Fifth planet from the Sun
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Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Jupiter Statistics Table:
    Things to keep in mind:
  • 1 A.U. is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or 93 million miles ( 149.6 million km )
  • Planets have elliptical orbits, and distances given are the average distance from the sun.
  • Measurements given in earth terms. If read "days" or "years," earth days and earth years are implied
Date of Discovery Known by the Ancients
Average Distance from the Sun 778,412,020 km 483,682,810 miles
Equatorial Radius 71,492 km
44,423 miles
Equatorial Circumference 449,197 km
279,118 miles
Density 1.33 g/cm3
Surface Area 62,179,600,000 km2
24,007,700,000 mi2
Gravity 20.87 m/s2
68.48 ft/s2
Rotation Period (Length of Day) 0.41354 days
9.925 hours
Orbit Period (Length of Year) 11.8565 years
4330.6 days
Orbital Velocity (avg) 47,051 km/h
29,236 mph
Orbital Circumference 4,774,000,000 km
2,996,000,000 miles
Min/Max Surface Temperature -148 C
-234 F
 

Article written by IceCreamTruck and was compiled after extensive reading and study. This article is formatted to include information that isn't obvious from looking at most facts and figures sheets. Exact figures about the planet courtesy of JPL NASA and have been shortened to include only the most useful information. Please visit NASA's website for further detailed information on this planet NASA Earth Pages

 
         
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