What Is Jupiter's Revolution Time?


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Jupiter's revolution time is 11.86 Earth years, or 4,332 days. The planet's lengthy revolution time is due to its distance from the sun. In addition to being further away from the sun than Earth, Jupiter has a different physical composition and magnetic field.

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Jupiter is primarily made from hydrogen and around 10 percent helium. It has a central pressure that is 100 million times stronger than Earth's, and its temperature ranges between 23,432 and 63,032 degrees Fahrenheit. Unlike Earth's primarily solid mass, Jupiter is mainly a gas, with a small rocky center. Jupiter inclines at 13.1 degrees compared to Earth, and each rotational day lasts 9.97 hours. Its centripetal acceleration is 1.67m/s2, which allows it to rotate rapidly.

While hydrogen does not act as an electrical conductor on Earth, the pressures found on Jupiter forces it to do so. Additionally, it conducts heat, which contributes to Jupiter's high temperature. Scientific theories suggest that the behavior of hydrogen on Jupiter generates a strong magnetic field. It is 10 times stronger than the field found on Earth, and the energy that falls there is 1.6 times stronger than the radiation it receives from the sun. In addition to hydrogen acting as a metal, Jupiter's rapid rotation contributes to the field's intensity. The hydrogen present on Jupiter could generate forces that make it a star; however, they are greater than a factor of 100. As numbers larger than a factor of 100 are not permitted in astrophysics, it is classed as a large planet by some scientists and as a failed star by others.

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