Halbedel, Elaine M. Corralitos Observatory, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
- Planet and its orbit
- Telescopic appearance
- Red Spot
- Interior composition and structure
- Radio astronomy
- Jovian ring
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The largest planet in the solar system, and the fifth in the order of distance from the Sun. It is visible to the unaided eye except for short periods when in near conjunction with the Sun. Usually it is the second brightest planet in the sky; only Mars at its maximum luminosity and Venus appear brighter.
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