Jupiter. What if Jupiter were the same distance from the Earth as the Moon? This is how it would look in our sky. I'd enjoy this view much better.... And this is what it would look like if it were Uranus. Jupiter What if were the same distance from Earth as Moon? This is how it would look in our sky I'd enjoy this view much better And what like Uranus
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#65 - nippuhl
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And this is what it would look like if it were Uranus.
#492 to #65 - anon id: 2da2224d
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#122 - shivaspace
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What if Jupiter Dickbutt were the same distance from the Earth as the Moon? This is how it would look in our sky. I'd enjoy this view much better..
#124 to #122 - slipknut
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#134 to #124 - oerion [OP]
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#175 to #134 - slipknut
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#456 to #175 - vekk
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I don't understand, sometimes FJ thumbs these responses, and other times everyone is like "OMG SOO UNORIGNAALSJDKLFJKLZKDSZF"

Make up your mind...
User avatar #1 - fantomen
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Could you imagine the colossal ******* tides we'd get?!
User avatar #64 to #1 - burnoutlegend
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we'd be sucked into jupiters gravity and either be its moon or be sucked inside....
User avatar #85 to #64 - severepwner
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Earth would probably become its own meteor.
User avatar #309 to #85 - killernarwhal
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Do you know what a meteor is?
User avatar #5 - kikkilinu
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Actually, I'm pretty sure that the gravitational field on Jupiter would end up pulling us in.
#6 to #5 - anon id: 416303d0
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well its roughly 95% gas so it would'nt
User avatar #7 to #6 - darthblam
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You.. do know Jupiter has like.. the strongest gravitational pull in our solar system, besides the Sun, right?

If we were this close to Jupiter, Earth would most likely be pulled in and torn apart unless we were in a perfect orbit.. even then the gravitational force would tear apart the planet enough to kill off all life.
#9 to #6 - acrylin
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User avatar #8 to #6 - whitie
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doesn't matter what state the matter is in, gravity is determined by mass and distance, juipiter doesn't pull us in now, but at the distance that the moon is, it would because it's so much more massive than earth
User avatar #20 to #6 - vigilum
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Well, the sun is mostly gas and nuclear reactions so it wouldn't pull us in either.
Clearly.
User avatar #10 to #6 - MrDeadiron
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saturn is theorized to be 95% gas not jupiter
#11 to #5 - anon id: 118087fa
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doesnt jupiter have a big electrical storm thats been going on for two hundred years?
#15 to #5 - jakeattack
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well no because we move as we orbit. just like Jupiters actual moons
#16 to #15 - devilshairpiecetwo
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I think he's trying to say that we would basically become a moon of Jupiter.
#17 to #16 - jakeattack
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ill give him the benefit of the doubt
#13 to #5 - toefoo
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maybe if the earth was stationary,
the earth could easily have a stable orb around jupiter for the same reason that the sun doesn't just pull the earth straight into it
#415 - dickticklerluv
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#58 - freeonlinethemk
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And so you got me thinking and I decided to use math.
If we assumed that we could somehow be orbiting Jupiter you can calculate the size of it in the sky.
It comes out to apparently looking to be 21.42 degrees with the moon only being 0.526 degrees.
So Jupiter would look about 40x as large.

To continue this the orbital speed was calculated to be 18184 m/s or 40677 mi/h.
The Earth would have an orbit of about 36 hours and be moving 17.78x times faster than the moon is now.

Lastly i figured out the Amount of gravity that would be exerted by Jupiter if it was exactly over you. This came out to reducing your weight by about 9%. It would also increase your weight when it's on the opposite side by about the same amount.

And now I'm sleepy from all the math...
#67 to #58 - freeonlinethemk
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As long as Jupiter's gravitational field did not rip Earth apart an orbit around the planet is very possible. This is because the gravitational potential energy would be converted to kinetic energy speeding "satellite" Earth up until the centripetal force balanced with the immense gravity field of Jupiter.

This is how most moons are formed.
#84 to #67 - captainp
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Maybe it would not rip earth apart, but life like on current earth is sadly impossible.

We're a very unique solar system and a very unique planet. Just in the right spot to make life bloom and evolve. Earth magnetic field protects us from solar wind(we would be a barren planet like Mars if not for magnetic field) and any way further or closer to the sun and the life in current form would be doomed.
#499 to #84 - freeonlinethemk
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This is true to have the formation of gas giants it must form outside the "frost line" which is the imaginary line where gas can readily accumulate to a planetary seed. The frost line is way past the zone where liquid water is available so life could not occur under normal circumstances.

But theoretically speaking a gas giant could be knocked into the area life can occur by a very large impact letting there be the tiny possibility of a "satellite" with the capability of life.

Also gas giants, such as Jupiter, have a very large magnetic field because they have a layer of inner gas that acts as a metallic fluid that creates the magnetic field even larger and stronger than our own field, if we could see Jupiter's magnetic field normally it would look the size of the moon. This would actually protect us more from solar winds and electromagnetic radiation that have striped Mars of its surface.
User avatar #500 to #499 - freeonlinethemk
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I am not saying that there is a planet with life orbiting a gas giant I am saying that it is plausible.
#88 to #67 - anon id: b17ff51d
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Io, one of Jupiter's moon, is about the same distance from Jupiter is the moon is to us and Jupiter is ripping the planet's surface all the time (it's expected to completely destroy the moon in the future)

So yeah, the same would happen if Earth was this close.
#273 - mushrooooms
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i think this works
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User avatar #334 to #315 - ninjabeaver
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This is my new wallpaper.
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#53 - snapplez
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I thought of this for some reason...
#330 - Lulzilla
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If Jupiter were in the same distance as the moon from us we would be pulled into it by it's massive gravitational force. Burn up to a ******* CRISP in entering Jupiter's atmosphere and die.