What is Jupiter's landscape?


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Jupiter's landscape, or gaseous surface, consists of mostly hydrogen and helium. Other visual elements of Jupiter's landscape include clouds that appear brown, yellow, white and red in color. A giant red storm has been observed spinning in place for several hundred years.

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Pressure and high temperatures in the planet's atmosphere contribute to formulation of liquefied hydrogen. A deeper metallic layer paves the way for what scientists believe is a solid core of ice and rock. Jupiter is by far the largest planet in the solar system. Every other planet combined would fit inside it. Jupiter also has high winds, which NASA says reach 400 miles per hour.

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