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JUPITER

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Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets put together, and over 1,300 times the volume of the earth. It is a great ball of hydrogen and helium with small amounts of other elements - a sample of the gases from which the Solar System was formed.

 

The great red spot (lower left) is a storm bigger than the Earth that has been there since observations began 300 years ago.