How was jupiter formed?

Answer Jupiter is 2.5 times larger than the rest of the planets in our solar system combined. Like the other gaseous Jovian planets (Saturn, Neptune and Uranus) it contains mostly hydrogen and helium.Orig... Read More »

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How far is Io from Jupiter?

The closest moon of Jupiter, Io, orbits at a distance of 421,600 kilometers from the center of the planet. Io is known for its volcanic activity and emissions of sulfur. The moon was discovered by ... Read More »

How to Photograph Jupiter?

For the shutterbug who wants to capture an image of Jupiter, here are some steps and tips to ensure that you, your camera, and the night sky have a productive together.

What is the origin of Jupiter's name?

Jupiter is named after the Roman god Jupiter. This Jupiter was actually the god of gods, a king similar to the Greek god Zeus. This name was given to the planet because, as a gas giant, it is the l... Read More »

Is Jupiter a hot planet?

Jupiter is both hot and cold. At its core, temperatures can be up to 43,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Above its clouds, the planet's average temperature is -230 degrees Fahrenheit. However, below the clo... Read More »