Jupiter vs Sun (How Are They Different?)

The main differences between the Sun and Jupiter is that the former goes through nuclear fusion, which allows it to create light, is roughly 10 times the width of Jupiter, is hotter and far heavier than Jupiter, weighing roughly 1000 times more than the gas giant. Both celestial objects are similar in how they are … Read more

Could Jupiter Become A Star? (Only If…!?)

Jupiter cannot become a star independently because it currently lacks sufficient mass. However, if Jupiter were to accrue enough mass by means of other objects colliding with it, it has the potential to become one.  How Would Jupiter Become A Star? A star is defined as something with enough mass that the gravitational pressure of … Read more

Do Gas Giants Have A Solid Core?(Answered!)

All known gas giants, like Jupiter and Saturn, have solid cores. These cores are either rocky or metallic, and aren’t completely solid throughout, with some of the core being comprised of molten metal and rock. It’s hard to imagine that the most massive things in our solar system besides the Sun could be made of something … Read more

Is Europa Tidally Locked?(Explained!)

Europa is the sixth Moon of Jupiter. It orbits the planet once every three and a half earth days and is tidally locked, meaning that it always faces Jupiter on the same side. Continue reading to explore why Europa is tidally locked and the effects this has on both it and the planet Jupiter. The … Read more