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Jupiter has long history, surprising scientistsall way back to 1610 when Galileo Galilei found first moons beyond Earth. That discovery changed way we see universe. Fifth in line from Sun, Jupiter is, by far, largest planet in solar system-more than twice as massive as all other planets combine. Jupiter's familiar stripes and swirls are actually cold, windy clouds of ammonia and water, floating in atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. Jupiters iconic Great Red Spot is giant storm bigger than Earth that has rag for hundreds of years. One spacecraft, NASA's Juno is currently exploring this giant world. 10 Need-to-Know Things About Jupiter 1 Grandest Planet Eleven Earths could fit across Jupiter equator. If Earth were size of grape, Jupiter would be size of basketball. 2 Fifth Planet from Our Star orbit About 484 million miles or 5. 2 Astronomical Units Our Sun. 3 Short Day / Long Year Jupiter rotates once about every 10 hours, but takes about 12 Earth years to complete one orbit of Sun. Jupiter and Io 4 What's Inside Jupiter is gas giant and so lacks Earth-like surface. If it has solid inner core at all, it is likely only about size of Earth. 5 Massive World, Light Elements Jupiter's atmosphere is made up mostly hydrogen and helium. 6 Worlds Galore Jupiter has than 75 moons. 7 ring World 1979 Voyager mission discovered Jupiters faint ring system. All four giant planets in our system have ring systems. 8 Exploring Jupiter Nine have visited Jupiter. Seven flew by two have orbit gas giant. Juno, most arrive at Jupiter in 2016. 9 Ingredients for Life? Jupiter cannot support Life as know it. But some of Jupiter's moons have oceans beneath crusts that might support Life. 10 Super Storm Jupiter's Great Red Spot is gigantic storm that is about twice size of Earth and has rag for over century.

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