Timeline of Jupiter is the simplified chronology of Jupiter, here, you will see the major events of Jupiter from 4.6 billion years ago, to today and even the future.


Jupiter's birth

4.6 Billion Years Ago

  • Jupiter's core formed

4.5 Billion Years Ago

  • Jupiter began growing collecting gas from his surroundings

Jupiter in 4 billion years

4 Billion Years Ago

  • Jupiter developed a circumplanetary disk
  • Several moons formed but crashed back into Jupiter due to friction
  • Jupiter gained Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto
  • Jupiter gained other moons by capturing them
  • Jupiter throws asteroids into the Inner Solar System with his gravity, these asteroids brought Earth the things she needed for life.
  • Jupiter ejects Planet 9
  • Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System
    • He possibly was double the size of today

3.8 Billion Years Ago

  • Jupiter started protecting Earth's life from potentially dangerous asteroids and comets

Jupiter in 350 years

350 Years Ago

  • Jupiter gained his Great Red Spot


  • A comet called Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, which broke out into 21 pieces

Jupiter today


  • Since 2016, Juno started orbiting Jupiter, revealing some of his mysteries
  • Jupiter is now the 5th planet from the Sun
  • Jupiter is shrinking by 2 cm per year

20 Years From Now

  • Jupiter loses his Great Red Spot

Few Million Years From Now

  • Jupiter stops shrinking and gained a constant size

Jupiter in 5 billion years

5 Billion Years From Now

  • Jupiter will be the 3rd planet from the Sun
  • Jupiter will be hotter
  • Jupiter has expanded from this
  • Jupiter will gain enhanced aurora
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