Explore our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, including its role in the evolution of the solar system in this video from NASA. Dramatic visualizations and satellite images show Jupiter's size compared with Earth, its fast rotation, and its dynamic cloud systems (including the famous Great Red Spot). In 1994, Jupiter's gravity pulled apart comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and cometary fragments collided with the planet, illustrating the role that Jupiter may play in helping to protect Earth from dangerous impacts. The video also looks at Jupiter's numerous moons and explores the diverse characteristics of its four largest: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions. This resource is part of the NASA Planetary Sciences Collection.
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