The largest planet of the Solar system

The planet, which attracts the attention of scientists and astronomers, no less than Mars, is the largest planet in the Solar system and part-time older brother the rest of the planets. because Jupiter formed first after the big Bang, and subsequently helped other planets, including Earth, formed. Scientists say that it is thanks to Jupiter, the globe exactly what it is.

Jupiter is the fifth planet in distance from the Sun, to fly from Earth to Jupiter to take two years. He has 67 satellites, which by its position and rotation resemble a system of planets orbiting around the Sun. One of these satellites is of the greatest interest because of the possibility of the existence on it of life is a satellite of Europe. Jupiter attracts attention not only by its size but by the size of its satellites, because the biggest satellite of the Solar system is a moon of Jupiter (Ganymede) which is covered by lots of craters.

In addition, the largest planet of the Solar system consists of gas and liquid and there is absolutely no solid surface. The gas that makes up a planet by composition resembles the structure of the Sun. On Jupiter just flexitarian, however, this fluid resembling jelly is boiling hydrogen. It is known that Jupiter produces heat itself, because it gives the Solar system more heat than receives from the Sun. Also, astronomers say that, if Jupiter was even a little more, it could be considered a star.

Speaking of mysteries, echoing around Jupiter, it is impossible not to remember about the Red spot. Found 300 years ago, an unknown spot not that other, as a very large hurricane, a whirlwind that is always in the same location for over a huge period of time. The great Red spot in size (41 000 km) than even the Earth. Recent data from scientists about this phenomenon say that the Red spot is constantly decreasing, and has now reached the amount of 18 000 km.

In addition to the red spot, on Jupiter there is a huge number vortices as the speed of the winds reaches 600 km/h. The formation of several so-called white ovals were recorded in the 40-ies of the 20th century, One of those white ovals in 2005 she changed colour, and was called Small red spots.

Jupiter, though not the largest planet in the whole Universe, however, this is truly a mysterious and amazing planet has still a huge number of mysteries, the upcoming we have to solve it.

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