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What is the temperature of Jupiter?

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The average temperature of Jupiter is believed to be minus 145 C. However, the planet's temperature varies widely, and it is one of the hottest places in the solar system at its center.

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Most of Jupiter is made of gas, so an item dropped on it would fall to its core. As the pressure imparted on the falling object increases, its temperature increases as well. At its core, Jupiter is believed to be approximately 35,000 C, and the pressure is enough to make the hydrogen it contains into liquid. Jupiter's core is second only to the Sun in terms of heat.

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    What is the coldest temperature on Jupiter?

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    The coldest temperature occurs in the clouds of Jupiter and is approximately minus 145 degrees Celsius, or minus 234 degrees Fahrenheit. Thick red, brown, yellow and white clouds cover the surface of Jupiter.

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    What is the average temperature on Jupiter?

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    The planet Jupiter has an average temperature of -238 degrees Fahrenheit, but temperatures can reach as high as 36,000 degrees in its rocky core. There are also clouds on Jupiter that reach temperatures as low as -280 degrees. These clouds cover the the entire planet and most likely consists of ammonia ice crystals that change to ammonia droplets at lower altitudes.

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    What is the surface temperature of Jupiter?

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    As Jupiter is a gas planet, it does not have a surface. However, a region of gas that has a similar pressure to Earth's surface is considered by scientists to be Jupiter's surface. At this region, the planet's temperature ranges from between minus 150 to minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    How big is Jupiter?

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    The planet Jupiter is over 300 times larger than planet Earth. Jupiter's diameter is as large as 88,846 miles at the equator, and it is the largest planet in the solar system.

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