Planet Facts:
  • biggest planet in solar system (it would take about 1,000 Earths to fill up volume of Jupiter)
  • 5th planet from the sun
  • Jupiter is a giant ball of gas and liquid
  • no solid crust
  • red spot
  • rotates faster than any other planet - in 9 hours 56 minutes (Earth takes 24 hours to rotate on its axis)
  • 12 Earth years to rotate sun
  • 16 satellites (moons) that measure at least 6 miles in diameter and many smaller satellites (moons)
  • rings are made of ice and dust

Planet Activities:

Planet Links:
Teacher information page: NASA - Jupiter
Video clip of Approaching Jupiter

Planet Pictures: