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Interesting facts about Jupiter

Posted by air_lifter Sunday, May 16, 2010 ,

Without no doubt, everyone knows that Jupiter is the fifth member of our solar system and it is the largest planet in our solar family. Here below can you find some more interesting facts about Jupiter.


Equatorial Radius: ~71500 kms [11.21 times that of earth]

Surface Area: 6.21796×1010 km² [122 times that of earth]

Volume: 1.43128×1015 km³ [1321.3 times that of earth]

Mass: 1.8986×1027 kg [318 times that of earth ; 1/1047 solar mass]

Equatorial layer gravity: 24.8 m/s² [2.5 times that of earth]

Escape velocity: 59.5 km/s [that of earth is 11.186 km/s]

Atm. surface Pressure: 200 kPa  [twice as that of earth surface ]

Atmospheric Contents: 89% Hydrogen, 10% Helium, 1% of rest including Methane, ethane ammonia, water, etc.




Some Interesting facts about Jupiter:-

 - Jupiter technically has no surface as it is entirely made out of gas.


 - Jupiter can be seen with a ordinary telescope from earth because of its huge size.

 - The gravitational pull of the planet is so high that anything and everything that passes the planets gets pulled towards it.

 - Jupiter has 63 moons and one of them is volcanically active and it is the only moon in the entire solar system to be in such a state.

 - Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet of all.

 - Jupiter has clouds that are up to 50 km thick.

 - An average day on Jupiter lasts around 10 hours.

 - After Venus, Jupiter is the second brightest planet in the Solar System (Venus reflects 70% of sunlight).

  - Jupiter emits weird sounds or so called "electromagnetic voices" recorded by NASA-Voyager.


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