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Jupiter's Statistics

Planetary Symbol: Name in Roman/Greek Mythology: Jupiter/Zeus
Diameter: 142,800 km
(88,736 miles)
Rotation Period about Axis: 9.8 hours
Mass: 1,898 x10^24 kilograms (318 x Earth's) Revolution Period about the Sun: 12 years
Density: 1,326 kg/m^3 Tilt of Axis: 3.1o
Minimum Distance from Sun: 741 million km
(460 million miles)
Surface Gravity: 23.12 m/s^2 (2.64 x Earth's)
Maximum Distance from Sun: 817 million km
(508 million miles)
Distance across the Great Red Spot: 40,000 km
(24,860 miles)
Orbital Semimajor Axis: 5.20 AU (Earth=1 AU) Temperature at Cloud Tops: -150o C (-101o F)
Minimum Distance from Earth: 588 million km
(365 million miles)
Average Cloud Top Temperature (K): 123K
Rings: 1, very thin Satellites: known

Jupiter Image Archive

Comparative Planetary Statistics -- in table form

Comparative Orbital Statistics -- in table form

Actual Distance to Earth

News from NSF: A Newly Discovered Solar System Contains Scaled-Down Versions of Saturn and Jupiter (2/14/08)

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