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Jupiter is a planet in our solar system with the following traits:

Size: 87,000 miles wide (140,000 km)

Location in Solar System: 5th planet from the sun

Distance from Sun: 484 million miles (779 million km)

Year (length of revolution around sun): 12 earth years

Day (length of rotation): 10 earth hours

Landscape: A small rock core is at the center of this gas giant, surrounded by solid and liquid hydrogen and helium. The gaseous outside is kept in place by strong gravity. The large spot seen on Jupiter is a giant storm that has been raging for centuries.

Moons: 16 moons

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Next Generation Science Standards Connection

ESS1. A  The universe  and its stars
ESS1. B   Earth and the solar system
Patterns of movement of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth can be bserved, described, and predicted has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.