Jupiter News

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, notable for its massive size and distinctive swirling cloud bands, along with the prominent Great Red Spot—a giant storm larger than Earth that has been raging for centuries. Composed primarily of hydrogen and helium, Jupiter is classified as a gas giant and lacks a well-defined solid surface, though it may have a solid core beneath its deep layers of clouds. Its strong magnetic field, the strongest of any planet in the solar system, creates spectacular auroras at its poles. Jupiter plays a key role in influencing the orbital dynamics of the solar system through its immense gravity. It has a large retinue of moons, with the four largest—Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto—known as the Galilean moons, first observed by Galileo Galilei in 1610. These moons are of great scientific interest due to their potential for hosting life, particularly Europa, which is believed to possess an ocean beneath its icy crust.