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The Giant Planet Jupiter.Jupiter is popularly known for being the largest planet in the Solar system. It is the fifth from thesun after Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars Respectively. It got its name from Romans, whonamed it after their god, ‘Jupiter.’ On average, it falls third in the brightest objects observable inthe sky at night, after the Moon and Venus respectively.Physical facts.Jupiter’s equatorial diameter is about142,984 kilometers. Its distance from the sun is about 778million kilometers. It has average density is about 1.326g/cm3. Its mass is said to be about twoand a half times of all other planets in the solar system put together.The mysterious question: what is Jupiter actually made of?According to space scientists and experts, it is said to possibly have a rocky core which issurrounded by liquid metallic hydrogen. The planet is predominantly composed of gaseousmatter such as hydrogen, and liquids. It does not have a distinct solid surface, a common feature

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