Where Is the Highest Temperature on Jupiter?


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The highest temperatures on Jupiter are found in its core and are estimated at over 60,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to Jupiter's distance from the Sun, most of its heat comes from its core, and the temperature generally decreases moving away from the planet's center.

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Where Is the Highest Temperature on Jupiter?
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Jupiter reaches estimated temperatures of over 17,000 degrees Fahrenheit near the core when the gas giant's hydrogen liquefies. At the point where the pressure on Jupiter is 10 times the average pressure on Earth, Jupiter's temperature is roughly equivalent to room temperature on Earth. At the outer level of its clouds, Jupiter's temperature drops to an estimated minus 229 degrees Fahrenheit.

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