Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Could You Land on Jupiter?"

Could You Land on Jupiter?” (or “What Would Happen if Humans Tried to Land on Jupiter? (4-1/2 min) , from Tech Insider, gives us an almost definitive animated look at what the rapidly increasingly dense layers of Jupiter’s atmosphere look like a fictitious astronaut passes through them.

The pressures and particularly temperatures get hotter than the surface of the Sun. 

Eventually you get to a layer of metallic hydrogen (rather like mercury) where you bobble up and down.  The illustration of what you might “see” is indeed interesting.

Patreon has a similar video “What Would Happen If You Fell into Saturn?” (8 min).  Saturn, while smaller, still probably has the metallic hydrogen layer, and everything dissolves in it.

This is not the same video about Jupiter's internals as Joe Scott's on Sept. 24, 17.

By Kelvinsong - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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