Jupiter is about 484 million miles from the sun, or about 5.2 times farther than the distance from Earth to the sun. The planet orbits a star called Kappa Andromedae that is 2.5 times the mass of the sun and is located 170 light-years away from Earth. In fact, Jupiter’s polar flattening is greater than that of Earth’s – 0.06487 ± 0.00015 compared to 0.00335. For comparison, the surface of our own Sun is a mere 5,700 K, so if a blue supergiant replaced our Sun, all life would be scorched from the surface of the Earth. A super-Jupiter is an astronomical object that's more massive than the planet Jupiter. Each year, Saturn completes about 12 degrees of its orbit around the sun, whereas Jupiter completes about 30 degrees. A super-Jupiter is an astronomical object that is more massive than the planet Jupiter.For example, companions at the planet–brown dwarf borderline have been called super-Jupiters, such as around the star Kappa Andromedae. By 2011 there were 180 known super-Jupiters, some hot, some cold. A Super-Jupiter planet is clearly visible to the upper left. For example, companions at the planet–brown dwarf borderline have been called super-Jupiters, such as around the star Kappa Andromedae. A super-Jupiter is an astronomical object that's more massive than the planet Jupiter. The Sol-Jupiter barycenter sits 1.07 times the radius of the sun from the sun's center, or 7 percent the radius of the sun from the surface. The sun also orbits this spot; if you were to look at the planetary plane from above, you'd notice a slight wobble as the sun moves around the Milky Way, as this hypnotic NASA animation helps explain. The sun as seen from Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. HD 106906b is a so-called super-Jupiter with a mass 11 times that of Jupiter. By 2011 there were 180 known super-Jupiters, some hot, some cold. Our Sun is an average sized star: there are smaller stars and larger stars, even up to 100 times larger. 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