Basic Astronomy


Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun. It is also the largest planet in the solar system.

Unlike Earth, Jupiter is a gas giant.

The mass of Jupiter is two and half times of the combined mass of all other planets in the solar system.

Image of Jupiter by Cassini. The dark spot is the shadow of Europa (Picture credit: NASA).

Equatorial diameter
(Earth diameter)
(Earth mass)
Orbital radius
Orbital period
to Sun's
Orbital eccentricityRotation period
No. of
confirmed moons
Do you know?
Jupiter has more mass than all other solar system planets combined.
Jupiters great red spot is few times bigger than our Earth.

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