In terms of its diameter, which of these planets is about 11 times the size of Earth?
Venus, Saturn, Jupiter or none of these?
The largest planet in our solar system, whose diameter is about 11 times the size of Earth's is Jupiter.
AZUZ: Compared to earth's mass, Jupiter is thought to be much larger than that. And scientists say NASA's Juno spacecraft has led to new findings about Jupiter.
For one thing, they believe the planet's surface has bands of gas and winds that flow very quickly in opposite directions. They don't know how deeply these bands extend, though, but information from Juno has led them to conclude that Jupiter's outer layer extends 1,900 miles beneath the surface of the planet.
So, how did they come up with this? Juno took measurements of Jupiter's gravitational field, which scientists use to more deeply analyze the planet. They also concluded that though Jupiter's interior is thought to be fluid, it rotates like a solid body.
The Juno mission cost the U.S. a little over $1.1 billion. It's hoped to help scientist better understand the solar system's largest planet.
Jupiter is located fifth in line from the sun. Both Jupiter and the Juno's spacecraft were named after characters in Roman mythology.