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It is impossible to know who discovered Jupiter. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, was known to exist before recorded history. The naked eye ... More »

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Jupiter gets its name from the most powerful god in Roman mythology. The king of all other gods, Jupiter is the equivalent of Zeus in Greek mythology. It was the largest visible object in the night sky during the time of... More »

No one planet is always closest to Jupiter, as the range between Jupiter and the other planets varies depending on its position in orbit. The closest approach Jupiter is capable of making to another planet is with Mars, ... More »

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Jupiter has an atmosphere that is made up of mainly hydrogen and helium gases, with thick clouds and high winds. Jupiter's hydrogen and helium gases are the same type of gases found on the sun. More »

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It would be impossible for humans or any other life to live on Jupiter, as the planet is made up primarily of gases almost the all the way to its core. NASA speculates that it might be possible for a very secure spacecra... More »

Jupiter is, on average, very cold. The average global temperature of the planet is negative 234 degrees Fahrenheit. However, there are areas of the upper atmosphere that can get hot, reaching up to 1,340 degrees F, and t... More »

Jupiter has a dry, thick atmosphere; high-speed winds, turbulence and long-lasting storms are common. The weather on Jupiter is much different from that found on a rocky planet such as the Earth. More »