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# Why does it take jupiter much longer to complete one orbit than mars?

Updated: 9/15/2023

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Jupiter travels at 13.72 km/s, compared to Mar's orbital velocity of 24.13 km/s.

Jupiter also has a longer distance to travel because it is further from the Sun.

Therefore, Jupiter's orbit takes 4,330 days to Mars' 686 days.

It all follows Kepler's 3rd law of planetary motion very nicely..

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