Jupiter, the first of the jovian planets, reigns supreme throughout the solar system. Named after the Roman god Jove, the ruler of Olympus; Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and is also the largest planet in the Earth’s solar system. It is 318 times more massive than Earth and is two thirds of the planetary mass in the solar system. Jupiter’s surface, unlike earth, is gaseous and not a solid. It is about 90% hydrogen and 10% helium with traces of methane, ammonia, water and rock.
The Journey to the Center of Jupiter Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and the 5th planet from the Sun. It is a very unique and interesting planet. Its famous 'Red Spot' and raging gas storms give it a cool look. Jupiter is an outer planet and a gas giant. Most gas giants have many moons and are surrounded by a set of rings or a thin disk of small particles of ice and rock.
The largest of all the orbiting objects in the solar system are the eight planets. The most mass in the solar system is from the Sun, while most of the remaining mass comes from Jupiter. The inner planets are Venus, Mercury, Mars, and Earth. These planets are also called terrestrial planets. The four outer planets are called gas giants because they are mostly comprised of gas and vapor.
If the mass of the star is between 1.44 and 3 solar masses then it will end up as a neutron star. These are extremely dense objects where the core of the star collapses under gravity. The gravity is so strong that the electrons and protons form to combine neutrons. On the other hand, if the mass of the star is greater than 3 solar masses than the degeneracy pressure is not enough to oppose its gravitational force, causing it to collapse in on itself. The gravity of a black hole is so strong that not even light can escape its pull.
The temperature on Venus is 465 C. Jupiter is the biggest planet and it also rotates the fastest It two and a half times massive than all the other planets and made up of gases that’s why it’s known as the “gas giant”. Earth has a magnetic field that is so strong that its forces reach thousands of kilometers from Earth’s surface to the magnetosphere. Because of the magnetosphere, life can exist on our planet. Saturn is famous for its rings, which can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Also, Saturn has 62 moons, a few are large, but most of them are tiny.
These clouds completely cover up our view of the planet. The dense atmosphere produces a greenhouse effect that raises the temperatures to nearly 400 degrees, which is 740K. Venus’ surface is actually hotter than Mercury’s, desp... ... middle of paper ... ...spacecraft, which was Voyager 2, on August 25, 1989. The majority of what we know about Neptune comes from this one encounter. Neptune’s composition is similar to Uranus, being made up of various rock and ices, and having 15% hydrogen with little helium.
Its speed is approximately 112,000 mph along its elliptical orbit. Mercury can move around the sun in 88 days. There are craters in mercury, and scientist believe ice is in the craters. Venus is the second planet from the sun. Venus is the planet with the most volcanos.
Absorption of red light by the atmospheric methane is responsible for Neptune's deep blue color. Neptune is a dynamic planet with several large, dark spots reminiscent of Jupiter's hurricane-like storms. The largest spot, known as the Great Dark Spot, is about the size of the earth and is similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Neptune receives less than half as much sunlight as Uranus, but heat escaping from its interior makes Neptune slightly warmer than Uranus. The heat liberated may also be responsible for Neptune's stormier atmosphere, which exhibits the fastest winds seen on any planet in the solar system.
The sun changes hydrogen into helium in his core. The temperature in suns core is about 15.6 million kelvins. The surface of the sun called photosphere is at temperature of about 5800 K (Nine Planets). The suns magnetic field is really strong, it extends beyond Pluto. The sun is about 4.5 billion years old.
On Jupiter there are hurricanes bigger than planet Earth itself, moons that could be called planets if they were not in Jupiter’s orbit, and a size so big it can swallow comets whole with only ripples in the planets clouds. Jupiter is different than Earth in many ways. To begin with, Jupiter is a very unique planet in many ways from its gravity, size, time difference, and its nicknames. First its day is different than Earth’s one. Earth’s day is twenty-four hours but “Jupiter’s day is nine hours and fifty-five minutes.” (Lawrence O. Richards, 20) Second Jupiter is also the biggest planet in the solar system.