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Jupiter is a gas planet, meaning it has no solid surface, there is no ground to stand on. If you decided to rest on Jupiter for a spell you would sink in the thick gas and eventually become part of your devourer!

Because Jupiter rotates so fast on its axis (9 hours and 50 minutes, Earth time) it has actually squashed itself at the equator, meaning that Jupiter is more oval shape than spherical! The fast rotation also attributes to the bands of gas that you can see on Jupiter’s atmosphere. These bands are regularly changing.

Jupiter has a huge, raging, red storm in his atmosphere, this storm is so big that you could fit three entire Earths inside it, now talk about a tropical storm! It is believed that this storm has been raging for over 300 years, wavering slightly in its size. You should see close-up pictures of this storm on the first picture.

Jupiter has a very interesting history among modern times. In fact about 17 years ago a comet referred to as Shoemaker-Levy 9 made impact with Jupiter in about 21 different areas. You can see the damage on one of the pictures, it looks like half of a red eye (it should be the second picture you see when you come to this page). Jupiter toke quite a scar with that fight!

You have to ask yourself, why would God make a planet like this, that cannot sustain life or any life form yet still set it out in space for us to gawk at? It is Psalms 19:1b that answers this oft-asked question, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

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