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Jupiter Facts

Jupiter is the largest and most massive planet in the solar system.

Jupiter has the shortest day, compared to other planets of the solar system.

No spacecraft can land on Jupiter because it has no solid surface.

The first spacecraft to visit Jupiter was Pioneer 10, which passed by Jupiter in 1973.

Jupiter is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined.

Jupiter has the fastest rotation on its axis. It takes just 10 hours to complete one rotation.

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Nine spacecraft have visited Jupiter.

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Jupiter has a large volume - more than 1,300 Earths can fit inside it.

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