Jupiter facts – Interesting and fun facts about Jupiter

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Interesting facts about Jupiter

Jupiter is stunningly colorful—it is a disk covered with bands of blue, brown, pink, red, orange, and yellow.

Some scientists refer Jupiter as a failed star.

Jupiter is very gradually slowing due to the tidal drag produced by the Galilean moons. The same tidal forces are even changing the orbits of the moons, very slowly forcing them farther from Jupiter.

Four moons of Jupiter have been discovered by Galileo.

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun.

Jupiter is a gas giant, as it is primarily made of gases.

Jupiter is one of the five planets visible to naked eye from Earth.

Jupiter was first discovered by the ancient Babylonians around 7th or 8th

Jupiter is the largest and the most massive planet in the solar system.

Jupiter has the shortest day of all planets. It completes its day in 9 hours and 55 minutes.