10 REAL images of our beautiful stormy gas giant 🌀 Named after the Roman king of the gods, Jupiter is fitting of its name. With a mass of 1.90 x 10^27 kg and a mean diameter of 139,822 km, Jupiter is easily the largest and most massive planet in the Solar System. To put this in perspective, it would take 11 Earths lined up next to each other%2
Jupiter: March 1, 1979 | NASA Voyager 1 | The Great Red Spot is a persistent zone of high pressure, producing an anticyclonic storm on the planet Jupiter, 22° south of the equator. It has been continuously observed for 187 years, since 1830. Earlier observations from 1665 to 1713 are believed to have been the same storm; if this is correct, it has existed for more than 350 years.