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Jupiter is the most massive planet in our solar system, more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined. Strong east-west winds in the planet's upper atmosphere create the dark belts and light zones of Jupiter's variegated appearance. The enormous planet lies 483,638,564 miles (778,340,821 km) from the sun, and has a radius of about 43,440.7 miles (69,911 km).

Jupiter also possesses four large moons and many smaller moons. Jupiter has a gaseous composition, referred to as a "gas giant." Some astronomers believe Jupiter may have once possessed the capability to coalesce into a binary star companion of our sun. If only Jupiter had any real ambition. Lazy gas giant.

 

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