Sunday, September 10, 2017

"Can Jupiter Ever Become a Star?"

“Can Jupiter Ever Become a Star?”, short film by Anton Petrov.

60 masses would make a brown dwarf, which would be smaller in volume but denser.  It takes 78 masses to make a red dwarf star.

What’s more interesting is to wonder what Jupiter’s hydrogen ocean would “look like”, or, for that matter its layer of metallic hydrogen.

Remember how in “2010” Jupiter turns into a star. Not possible.  (See also July 30 post.) 

Wikipedia attribution link, NASA, p.d. 

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