Jupiter rotates at a speed of 28,273 miles per hour, making it the fastest rotating planet in the solar system. Unlike other planets, Jupiter is mainly made up of gases, which is why it does not rotate as slowly as the o... More »

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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 ... More »

A day on Jupiter lasts the equivalent of nine hours and 55 minutes on Earth. The length of a day is determined by how long it takes a planet to complete a rotation. Despite the fact that Jupiter is the largest planet in ... More »

The equatorial circumference of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is 272,945.9 miles. This is more than 10 times the equatorial circumference of Earth, which is 24,873.6 miles. More »

A unique characteristic of Jupiter is that it's the largest planet in the solar system. It contains the Great Red Spot, a storm that has been observed for hundreds of years. Some scientists believe the storm is permanent... More »

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 ... More »

Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is most visible when it reaches opposition to the sun every 398.9 days on average. In March 2014, the planet was located in the Gemini constellation, making it appear brig... More »