Facts About Jupiter

The Planet Jupiter

The Planet Jupiter

I thought it was about time we talked about Jupiter.  Jupiter is, after all, the biggest planet in our Solar System.  In fact, it’s almost big enough to be a star!  Let’s explore some facts about Jupiter.

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The Mass of Planets – How Much Do the Planets in Our Solar System Weigh?

Planets Weights / Mass

As you most likely know, our solar system contains several different planets.  Have you ever wondered how much each of the planets in our solar system weighs?

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So Just How Big is the Planet Mars?

The planet Mars

The Planet Mars

Have you ever wondered just how big is the planet Mars?  Well, wonder no more!  Mars has a diameter of 6,792 km or 4,221 miles.  The diameter of Mars is about 1/2 that of Earth’s diameter.

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Jupiter Red Spot Facts

jupiter red spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Today, I want to take a closer look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.  I thought it would be fun if we discussed some Jupiter Red Spot Facts.  Ready?  Here we go!

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Saturn and Two Moons: Dione and Titan

saturn, dione, and titan

Two of Saturn's Moons: Titan and Dione

You know….NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has taken some pretty amazing pictures, but this has to be one of the best.  This image, released on December 22, 2011 shows Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, almost eclipsing Saturn’s fourth-largest moon, Dione.  Fantastic!

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