Facts About Jupiter and the Moon

Jupiter

Jupiter is my favourite planet in the Solar System because it is the largest planet. It is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the Solar System inside it! Jupiter has a giant red spot which is a huge storm. The storm has been going on for over 400 years. It is very windy and very violent. This storm spot is three times the size of Earth. Jupiter has rings just like Saturn but they are much smaller. They can only be seen when Jupiter passes in front of the sun.

The Moon

The Moon is really clever, it orbits around Earth which is why it looks like it changes shape. It also controls the tides of our seas because of its gravitational pull. The first person to walk on the Moon was an Astronaut called Neil Armstrong. This happened in 1969. His foot prints will still be there because there is no wind or rainfall. If you look at the Moon you will see lots of craters. These are caused by big flying rocks called meteoroids flying through space and then hitting the Moon. They explode causing the crater.


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