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How long is one year on Jupiter?

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Jupiter orbits the sun every 11.86 Earth years. Jupiter is over five times further from the sun than the Earth, and it takes longer to complete an orbit due to the greater distance that must be traveled.

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Jupiter is the fifth and largest planet in the solar system. While it has one of the least eccentric orbits of any object in the solar system, Jupiter's distance from the sun still varies by as much as 76 million kilometers. While Jupiter's year is almost 12 times longer than an Earth year, its high rate of rotation means that a single day on Jupiter lasts just under 10 hours.

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