Jupiter is contrasted as the second brightest planet in the sky compared to

Jupiter is contrasted as the second brightest planet

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can only be seen after sunset or at dawn. Jupiter is contrasted as the second brightest planet in the sky compared to Venus. However it is only visible at night, from Earth’s point of view it looks as if it is a small bright star in the middle of the sky. Although these two share the claim that they are to be the brightest in the solar system, what are the key conceptual differences between the two?
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Callejas 2 Both Venus and Jupiter vary in size, considering that one is a terrestrial planet and the other is a Jovian planet. When it comes to arithmetic measurements comparing the two there is a significant difference. Venus’ diameter is approximately 12,103 kilometers compared to Jupiter which is 123,984 kilometers. When mathematically calculating how big Jupiter is compared to Venus, it is almost 12 times bigger than the terrestrial planet. When thinking about the diagram of the solar system, Venus is the second planet which is closest to the sun meaning that it has a faster orbit than Jupiter at an average rate of 225 days equivalently the distance of 109 million kilometers. Jupiter on the other hand is further away
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