Jupiter: Our Solar System’s Largest Planet

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, named after the king of the gods in Roman mythology.

The gas giant Jupiter is a stormy enigma, wrapped in colorful clouds whipped by strong winds that sweep below circles of rings and moons. Jupiter is gigantic: The planet contains more than twice the mass of all the other solar system planets combined. Its biggest and most famous storm, the Great Red Spot, is twice the width of Earth.