posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 04:15 PM
Originally posted by jiggerj
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by jiggerj
As far as Classifications....They have broken our Solar System down to 8 Planets with Pluto becoming part of the Kupier Belt or Ort Cloud Planetoids.
Jupiter is so Massive that if it were to be a bit more massive it might have the ability to become a Star. A Star after all is a large enough amount
of gas...mostly Hydrogen that by it's own Gravity Well is capable of creating enough pressure to start a Fusion Reaction. This being Hydrogen being
Fused into Helium and a immense Thermonuclear Reaction that becomes a Star.
There are so many Moons around certain Planets and there are Planetoids in the Kupier Belt and Ort Cloud that are larger than Mercury that it is just
a matter of Classification.
Good stuff, Split. Can you tell us how a bunch of gas can generate so much gravity? I mean, it's GAS! How much mass could Jupiter have, and it's the
mass that makes the gravity, right?
Jupiter has the Mass of 317.83 Earths. 1321.33 Earths could be placed inside the Volume of Jupiter. The Mean Density of Jupiter which is calculated
as 1,326 kg/m3 compared to Earth at 5,515 kg/m3 means that Jupiter is 0.24 in Density Ratio to Earth. Still Jupiter is so large it possesses (eq., 1
bar) (m/s2) 2.53 Greater the Ratio than Earth.
Gas is just a state of Matter that is Governed by both Temperature and Pressure. For instance...when you fill up your Propane Tank for your gas
grill...the Propane is in a Cold Liquid State and if it were not for the Pressure that the Tank keeps the Propane at...and if the Tank were not built
sufficiently enough to contain this Liquid Propane as a Propane Tank in the Sun does heat up both tank and the Liquid Propane but the Liquid Propane
stays a Liquid because it has no room to expand to because of the Tank thus remains a Liquid.
Jupiter is comprised of....Atmospheric composition (by volume, uncertainty in parentheses)
Major: Molecular hydrogen (H2) - 89.8% (2.0%); Helium (He) - 10.2% (2.0%)
Minor (ppm): Methane (CH4) - 3000 (1000); Ammonia (NH3) - 260 (40);
Hydrogen Deuteride (HD) - 28 (10); Ethane (C2H6) - 5.8 (1.5);
Water (H2O) - 4 (varies with pressure)
Aerosols: Ammonia ice, water ice, ammonia hydrosulfide.
At Jupiter's core is of some conjecture and it's central core is surrounded by a massive exterior core of Liquid Helium and Hydrogen at a temp. of
16,000 Degrees Kelvin...Hotter than the surface of our Sun and at a Pressure that is 40 MILLION TIMES that of Earths Atmosphere. The Central core
that may be rocky with some ice is believed to be melting. This could have issues for our whole solar system but is a debate unto itself.