How often does Jupiter rotate on its axis?

How often does Jupiter rotate on its axis?

This animation depicts the difference between the rotational periods of the Earth and Jupiter. The Earth revolves once every 24 hours, whereas Jupiter rotates once every 10 hours. This indicates that Jupiter revolves around two and a half times faster than the Earth. They are also separated by a distance of about 5 million kilometers (3 million miles).

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It is also one of the most massive, with ten times more mass than all the other planets combined. At over 93 million km² (37 million sq mi), Jupiter is almost five times larger than all the other planets combined. It has a dense iron-nickel core surrounded by a cloud layer about 100 km deep made of hydrogen gas. Enormous storms rage within, powered by gravity waves created when different parts of the planet collide.

At the center of Jupiter is a large liquid ocean which may be as deep as 4000 km. Although not visible in this image, there are four large moons orbiting Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

Io is the most volcanically active body in the Solar System. It is also the only moon that orbits completely inside Jupiter's shadow. As a result, it experiences continuous volcanic activity.

Why does Jupiter only take 10 hours to rotate?

Jupiter's spin takes little under 10 Earth hours. Jupiter's entire planet does not revolve at the same pace since it is mostly formed of gas. Jupiter's rotation takes 9 hours and 50 minutes just above and below its equator. The reason for this difference in speed is that closer to the center, there is more mass to move which requires more time.

There are two ways in which Jupiter may have acquired this slow spin: either through accretion from smaller bodies or through internal dynamics. Accretion would make sense if Jupiter was once a small body that was torn apart by gravity into several pieces that now orbit the central star separably. If so, then those fragments would need to be about the same size as Jupiter today to account for its mass.

In this case, the most important factor governing Jupiter's spin rate would be the time it took these fragments to merge together. This could be very long since they are far away from each other and do not interact much except via gravity. However, if some of them were still intact after merging, then they would need to be quite small to account for Jupiter's lack of mass compared to its size. For example, if five such objects merged to form Jupiter, then they would need to be around 15 miles (24 km) across instead of 150 miles (240 km).

How fast is Jupiter’s KM?

Jupiter's equator rotates at a somewhat quicker rate than its polar regions, at 28,273 miles per hour (about 43,000 kilometers per hour). Jupiter's day lasts 9 hours and 56 minutes near the poles and 9 hours and 50 minutes towards the equator. This difference is due to Jupiter's enormous gravity, which squeezes the atmosphere towards its center.

The Earth's surface speed around our star is about 70 km/s, while Jupiter travels through space with a velocity of 567 km/s. So it will take Jupiter about 10 hours 40 minutes to travel from the Earth to the Sun, and back again.

Jupiter has been known since ancient times as a great astronomer's planet because of its amazing light and color changes. It goes through different stages of development as it moves across the face of the sun.

Jupiter is also famous as the largest planet in the solar system. It is more than twice as large as all the other planets combined. But even though it is the biggest thing in the solar system, we know very little about what goes on inside its thick cloud cover. We do know that it contains a massive hydrogen ocean beneath its crust of rock and ice.

In fact, Jupiter is almost entirely made of hydrogen and helium with only a small amount of rock and iron inside its core. It has more mass than all the other planets combined.

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