This is part of a whole solar-system model that spans central Florida.

Jupiter ♃

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It’s the fifth planet from the Sun, after Mars and before Saturn. Its diameter is 138,350km. Jupiter’s orbital distance from the Sun is 778,412,027km or 5.20AU or 43.0 light-min.

The model of Jupiter is 1.79m in diameter, and is 10.066km distant from the fountain dome in Lake Eola Park

Jupiter has at least 67 moons.


Its largest moon, Ganymede, is as large as the planet Mercury! It’s also the only moon to have a magnetosphere.


Callisto is Jupiter’s second-largest moon. It’s almost the same diameter of Mercury, but it has 1/3rd Mercury’s mass.


Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active object in the solar system because of Jupiter’s immense gravitational pull and the fact that Io is the most dense moon in the solar system.


Europa has a thin oxygen atmosphere. Because of tidal flexing, we think Europa could have liquid water under its surface. That makes it a good candidate for finding life outside of Earth.

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