Jupiter has winds of up to 1000 miles per hour, and temperatures ranging from as low as -270 degrees in its atmosphere, to 10,000 degrees in its interior. It has storms with diameters larger than the size of the earth, with winds of 900 miles per hour, faster than any tornado on Earth. It emits more energy than it receives from the sun.
It also has a history of eating other planets, that as a result, no longer exist:
All things considered, Jupiter seems like a pretty scary place. More than 300 times bigger than Earth (and twice the size of all the rest of our solar system’s planets combined), the King of Planets has double the strength of our gravity….And you know that Big Red Dot on its surface? Well, apparently that’s a storm that’s been raging for centuries….
But some scientists now reckon that Jupiter could be even more beastly than we previously thought. An article in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics says that the planet may have become its ginormous, monstrous self by eating other planetss.
The paper suggests that Jupiter has the remains of other planets hidden inside it. While the theory that Jupiter was born out of other planets has been around for a while, a clearer picture was revealed after the planet’s infamous gases temporarily parted and Nasa’s Juno space probe was able to get some data about its core.
That data was able to give scientists a better idea of what Jupiter looks like under its massive gas clouds. Apparently the chemical make-up of the planet’s core indicates that Jupiter likely swallowed up lots of small planets (called planetesimals) and space rocks to boost its own growth.