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Jupiter: 10 interesting facts about the Gas Giant which is 300 times bigger than Earth

The Jupiter Is 300 Times Bigger Than Earth And Five Times Farther From The Sun. Jupiter Years Are Twelve Times Longer Than Earth’s, But The Planet Rotates So Fast That Its Days Are Only 10 Hours Long.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pratyush Ranjan | Updated on: 08 Apr 2017, 05:30:05 PM
Jupiter (Agency Photo)

New Delhi:

The US space agency NASA’s Hubble Telescope has clicked a spectacular image of the gas giant, revealing its famous Great Red.

According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the latest picture has also revealed several colourful bands that run parallel to the equator. 

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is closest to the Earth this month and the Sun fully illuminates hemisphere facing our planet. 

This special configuration was used by the Hubble Space Telescope to take an image of the gas giant.

The Jupiter is 300 times bigger than Earth and five times farther from the Sun. Jupiter years are twelve times longer than Earth’s, but the planet rotates so fast that its days are only 10 hours long.

Jupiter consists mostly of hydrogen and helium. The huge storm, which was observed for more than 200 years, is shrinking, but it’s big enough to like two Earth-sized planet. 

Jupiter’s rings are made up of dust, formed as micrometeoroids smash into its four inner moons. The gas giant is orbited by four large moons and more than 60 smaller ones.

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First Published : 08 Apr 2017, 05:23:00 PM

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