In honour of this week’s exciting cosmic event, we’re devoting every day to one of the four planets that we’ll be able to see in the night sky! Let’s explore the planet Jupiter! This is a massive planet that you can learn a little more about in this short video:
Here are some of the facts about the planet Jupiter:
1) The Planet Jupiter is the LARGEST PLANET in our Solar System.
2) Jupiter has at least 63 moons!
3) Jupiter has three thin rings around its equator. They are much fainter than the rings of Saturn.
4) Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the Solar System.
5) If you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would feel like you weighed 240 pounds on Jupiter.
If you’d like to learn more about Jupiter and the wonders it has to offer, check out some of these great resources:
If you’d like to learn about all the planets, stars, and wonders of our universe, check out Andy Camper’s fun outdoor activities for kids that have everything to do with The Night Sky!
What do you think about Jupiter? Pretty cool, huh?
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