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jooh puh ter

  • n  the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky
  • n  (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
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  • Geoffrey Marcy in The Australian
    We are easily able to detect giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn around other stars. Most orbit far from the star like our own Jupiter and Saturn orbit from the sun,Prof Marcy said. "It's a common structure among planetary systems."
  • Debra Fischer in guardian.co.uk
    This system has a dominant gas giant planet in an orbit similar to our Jupiter. Like the planets orbiting our sun, most of these planets reside in nearly circular orbits,said Dr Fischer.
  • Herodotus in Washington Post
    Herodotus wrote: "At Thebes, which he [Cambyses] passed through on his way, he detached from his main body some fifty thousand men, and sent them against the Ammonians with orders to carry the people into captivity, and burn the oracle of Jupiter. ....

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