What Is the Lowest Temperature on Jupiter?


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The coolest temperature on Jupiter, found in the tip of the outer atmosphere, is estimated at -280 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of its distance from the sun, the planet derives most of its heat from the intense atmospheric pressure in its core rather than from the heat of the sun.

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Jupiter's overall average temperature is -238 degrees Fahrenheit. In the gaseous atmosphere, the temperature can vary by thousands of degrees depending upon the elements present. The temperature also rises based upon the atmospheric pressure, which increases moving toward the planet's core, turning its gases into liquids. At its center, Jupiter can reach temperatures of 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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