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Jupiter vs. Zeus
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- the supreme deity of the ancient Romans: the god of the heavens and of weather.
- the planet fifth in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 88,729 miles (142,796 km), a mean distance from the sun of 483.6 million miles (778.3 million km), a period of revolution of 11.86 years, and at least 14 moons. It is the largest planet in the solar system.
- a medium-range U.S. ballistic missile of the 1950s, powered by a single liquid-fueled rocket engine.
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- the supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, a son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, and Poseidon, and father of a number of gods, demigods, and mortals; the god of the heavens, identified by the Romans with Jupiter.