Jupiter's status as a Gas Giant?

  • Jupiter is considered a giant gas planet, meaning that it is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium gases. Gas giants are the largest planets in the solar system, with masses much more significant than Earth's. Jupiter is roughly 318 times more massive than Earth and has a diameter of about 86,881 miles (139,822 kilometers). Instead of solid surfaces like terrestrial planets like Earth, gas giants are characterized by thick, gaseous atmospheres that gradually transition into denser, more liquid-like layers. Intense storms, including the infamous Great Red Spot, dominate Jupiter's atmosphere, which has a sophisticated weather system.

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