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Comparison: Jupiter vs. Earth

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Discovered By
Known by the Ancients
Known by the Ancients
Date of Discovery
Average Orbit Distance
778,340,821 km
149,598,262 km
Perihelion (closest)
740,679,835 km
147,098,291 km
Aphelion (farthest)
816,001,807 km
152,098,233 km
Equatorial Radius
69,911 km
6,371.00 km
Equatorial Circumference
439,263.8 km
40,030.2 km
1,431,281,810,739,360 km3
1,083,206,916,846 km3
1,898,130,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
5,972,190,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg
1.326 g/cm3
5.513 g/cm3
Surface Area
61,418,738,571 km2
510,064,472 km2
Equatorial Surface Gravity
24.79 m/s2
9.80665 m/s2
Escape Velocity
216,720 km/h
40,284 km/h
Rotation Period (Length of Day)
0.41354 sidereal days
0.99726968 sidereal days
Orbit Period (Length of Year)
11.862615 sidereal years
1.0000174 sidereal years
Mean Orbit Velocity
47,002 km/h
107,218 km/h
Orbit Eccentricity
Orbit Inclination to Ecliptic
1.304 degrees
0.00005 degrees
Equatorial Inclination to Orbit
3.1 degrees
23.4393 degrees
Orbit Circumference
4,887,595,931 km
939,887,974 km
Atmospheric Constituents
Hydrogen, Helium
Nitrogen, Oxygen


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Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015