Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. Although it is more than 11 times the size of Earth, it spins on its axis in just 10 hours!
Strong winds create complex phenomena and hurricanes on its surface. You can observe the different layers of colored clouds that surround it through a medium-power telescope, as well as the famous Great Red Spot, a super-hurricane.
You can also see the four Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Each of them is larger than our Moon. Unfortunately, Jupiter’s rings are too weak to be seen.
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Image credit of Jupiter: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) / Public domain