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Ally BratzAST 10021 September 2018JupiterA planet is described by an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massiveenough to be rounded by its own gravity, it is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion,and has cleared its neighboring region of planetesimals. In 2006 scientists came up with adefinition of three things a planet must do. “The first thing a planet must do is quite obvious butit has to orbit around the sun. Second, it has to be large enough to have a enough gravity to forceit into a spherical shape. The third, it must be big enough that its gravity cleared away any otherobjects of a similar size near its orbit around the Sun.” stated by the NASA page. Planets areusually separated into two main types: smaller rocky terrestrials and large low-density giantplanets. There is eight planets within our Solar System. “The four terrestrial planets are Mercury,Venus, Earth and Mars, the other four planets are referred to as the giant planets, Jupiter, Saturn,Uranus and Neptune.”; by TeacherPlanet. According to the Rice University’s Openstax page“The Giant Planets,” the biggest planet in our solar system and the fifth from the Sun is theplanet Jupiter.“When Jupiter is viewed from Earth it is usually the second brightest planet in the night sky after
Venus.”; following the NASA page. “Jupiter is more than five times farther from the Sun thanEarth’s distance (5.2 Astronomical units), and takes just under 12 years to circle the Sun.”; byOpenstax Astronomy. The giant among giants, Jupiter has enough mass to make 318 Earths.‘Jupiter is approximately 143,000 kilometers and about 189,000 miles wide at its equator’; statedon the NASA page. This gas giant planet consists of mostly hydrogen gas and helium gas, likethe Sun. Covered in multiple colors this planet is painted in brown, yellow and thick red withwith clouds. These white clouds that cover Jupiter is composed of ammonia crystals. Jupiter'srotation is faster than any other planet. A day on Jupiter is about ten hours, which means it hasthe shortest “day” compared to any other planet. “Its equator is tilted with respect to its orbitalpath around the Sun by three degrees. This means Jupiter spins nearly upright and does not haveseasons as extreme as other planets do; following the NASA gov page.”Over 4.5 billion years ago Jupiter took its shape when the rest of the Solar System, when gravitypulled swirling gas and dust in to become this gas giant. Jupiter took most of the mass left overafter the formation of the Sun, ending up with more than twice the combined material of theother bodies in the Solar System. Jupiter is like a star composition, it has the same ingredients as

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