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Questions regarding Jupiter, the 5th and largest planet in the Solar System.

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As I understand it, the asteroid belt exists because the gravitational force of Jupiter prevents the asteroids from accreting (is that a word?) into a planet. If, however, Jupiter didn't exist and they did create a planet, how big would that planet be? …
asked Oct 8 '14 by Scottie
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atmosphere above you. If you could dive down to the center of Earth, the pressure on your body would be about 3.5 million times as great! The center of Jupiter is more than 11 times deeper than Earth's … their cores, Jupiter and Saturn are much hotter than the surface of the Sun! Strange things happen to matter under these extraordinary temperatures and pressures. Hydrogen, along with helium, is the main …
answered Oct 29 '14 by Scottie
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I understand that there are magnificent tidal forces that come with getting too close to Jupiter, but what is causing comets like Shoemaker-Levy to get torn apart? I wouldn't expect that the gravitational forces are so strong that spaghetification occurs, is it? …
asked Oct 31 '14 by Scottie