Jupiter (kids)

Jupiter is by far the largest planet in our Solar System. The Earth could fit inside Jupiter more than 1000 times. It also has more gravity than the planet Earth. In fact, if you weigh 70 pounds on earth, you would weigh 185 pounds on Jupiter.

Jupiter's great red spot, visible in the picture to your right, is where a giant storm has been raging for at least 300 years. This red spot is also called "The Eye of Jupiter" because of its shape.

Did you know Jupiter has rings? They are faint and are only able to be viewed when Jupiter passes in front of the Sun. This is because the light from the Sun lights them up for us to see here on Earth. There are three rings in all. They are named Gossamer, Main and Halo.