How long does it take Jupiter to complete a rotation?


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Jupiter has the shortest day of any planet in the solar system, taking just under 10 hours to complete a single rotation. Due to the speed of its rotation Jupiter has been flattened into an oblate spheroid with a longer diameter at its equator than at the poles.

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Jupiter is the fifth and largest planet in the solar system, possessing more than twice the mass of all the other planets combined. While its fast rotation means that a single day on Jupiter lasts just 9.97 hours, it takes Jupiter almost 12 Earth years to complete a single orbit around the Sun.

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