The planet Jupiter is the largest of all the planets within our solar system; it's, without a doubt, a living, and breathing, giant. Arthur C Clarke once described the great planet as not a world of rock and ice – like many other planets – but that the planet Jupiter is a ball of liquid and gaseous hydrogen. The planet also spins at a very fast rate; if one were to look out the window of a space ship they would see the same clouds at two hour intervals.

Space is inspiring. Planets are intriguing. Jupiter is something between the two. A gas giant that has been deemed that it's nearly impossible for humans to ever land on the surface, and that the chances of life on the planet Jupiter are slim to none. It may not be liveable, but it definitely is interesting.

Who discovered Jupiter?

No one is positive on who discovered Jupiter, but it's certain that it was discovered centuries earlier. It was in the works of the Greeks, thousands of years before our present day civilization. Who discovered Jupiter doesn't matter but how it was named does. The planet Jupiter was named after the Greek god Zeus; it was named because of Jupiter massiveness, and how it swirled at an immense pace.

How many moons does Jupiter have?

The moons of Jupiter are massive, the biggest out of all our solar system's moons. Just pick up a pair of binoculars and point them towards the planet Jupiter and you'll easily see four distinct moons. But in actuality Jupiter has many more moons – seventeen satellites spin around the globe, all of different sizes and shapes. The four distinct moons of the planet Jupiter are the most prestigious and incredible to look at – at times, through a telescope, all four of the moons may be on one side of the planet.

How many rings does Jupiter have?

How many rings does Jupiter have is a common question that is asked, because the planet Jupiter is so close Saturn. Jupiter has four main rings: Halo ring, main ring, Amalthea gossamer ring, and Thebe gossamer ring. The four rings make up the Jovian ring system. The rings aren't nearly as visible as the rings of Saturn, which look brilliant through a telescope.

What is Jupiter made of?

The planet Jupiter is mainly made of hydrogen. Although Jupiter's composition also includes many other different gasses.