(Picture of Io by Cassini spacecraft)

My favourite things about Jupiter:
- It’s the fastest rotating planet in the solar system. The days are 10 hours long.
- It takes Jupiter 12 earth years to orbit around the Sun.
- The great red spot storm has been going on for 300 years.
- The radiation belts are 10 000x stronger than those of the Earth.
- Magnetic field of Jupiter is the largest structure in the Solar system. If you could see it from the Earth, it would look as big as the Sun even though it’s 5 times further away (BBC, The Planets).
- It is believed that in the hot core of Jupiter, the gases are compressed into a metallic liquid. That is probably the power that drives the winds and creates its enormous magnetic fields.
- Jupiter’s gravity heats up Io, the closest of the moons. There’s 8 active volcanos.
- As Io travels around Jupiter and through its magnetic fields, it builds up huge electrical charge which discharges onto Jupiter and causes storms on the surface…. Like freaking static electricity! God, this is so cool.

(Picture of Io by Cassini spacecraft)

My favourite things about Jupiter:

- It’s the fastest rotating planet in the solar system. The days are 10 hours long.

- It takes Jupiter 12 earth years to orbit around the Sun.

- The great red spot storm has been going on for 300 years.

- The radiation belts are 10 000x stronger than those of the Earth.

- Magnetic field of Jupiter is the largest structure in the Solar system. If you could see it from the Earth, it would look as big as the Sun even though it’s 5 times further away (BBC, The Planets).

- It is believed that in the hot core of Jupiter, the gases are compressed into a metallic liquid. That is probably the power that drives the winds and creates its enormous magnetic fields.

- Jupiter’s gravity heats up Io, the closest of the moons. There’s 8 active volcanos.

- As Io travels around Jupiter and through its magnetic fields, it builds up huge electrical charge which discharges onto Jupiter and causes storms on the surface…. Like freaking static electricity! God, this is so cool.

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