10 amazing images of Jupiter
Wed, Dec 01 2010 at 10:10 AM
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and the fifth from the sun. The planet was named for the Roman god Jupiter, king of all gods. In ancient Rome, Jupiter ruled over laws and social order. In our solar system, the gas giant is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets circling our sun. And thanks to several missions by NASA, we're able to understand our biggest planetary neighbor as never before.