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Originally posted by quiksilver
Yea it takes what? 1000 years for the radiation to get through that part. Its what holds stops the sun from collapsing in a way.
Fact: The sun could fit inside Jupiter's magnetosphere. It's BIG.
Currently we wouldn't be able to send a probe to Jupiter that would make it farther then a mile into the atmosphere before being crushed into nothing.
Originally posted by Popeye
Other people hypothesis that Jupiter has an small quantity of radioactive material and that the core is eefective a nuclear reactor (they argue that energy levels exhibited by Jupiter mean that there ahas to be another power source other than the sun powering the jovian system and that this is the most likely explanation.