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If Jupiter would become a sun, its gravity won't change because extra mass won't suddenly be formed inside it. As for the light coming from it, Jupiter being smaller than the sun and its distance would not make it very big to our eyes. It would likely just look like a really bright star at night, but not actually taking over the night sky with light. It also wouldn't be able to change its rotation around the Sun, so it would not be stationary on the dark side of the earth. In fact, if it would become a star, it would likely be visible even on the light side of the earth. Kinda like how the moon can show up during the day.
Originally posted by tealc
could you imagine the effect of two suns for earth? you are all stating how jupiters moons would be affected but think of the increased gravitational field ? depending on how bright it is it could cause the entire earth to be like daytime 24/7 the gravity would almost certainly affect the other planets near it as well.
Originally posted by AF1
Regarding the lost Mars probes:
NASA's official story is that its due to miscalculations involving the metric system. Lockheed Martin measured the control thrusters using pounds. The Jet Propulsion Lab in Cali was expecting newtons. A pound equals about 4.5 newtons. This simple error made the probe go a little to close to Mars.
Then again, it could all be a cover-up. Shouldn't rocket scientists be able to catch onto something such as this before it happens?
Originally posted by Kai-Raega
True, but aren't it's storms usually lighter in color? I'm no astronomer, not even a wannabe astronomer, but I'm not sure if Jupiter's tempests appear black.
Originally posted by MorningtonCrescent
they generally appear red, although under certain conditions it probably is possible storms could appear black.