Mighty Jupiter, The Ruling Gas Giant
Lecture no. 11 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets
Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Does Jupiter have a greater similarity to the Earth or to the Sun? It depends on which characteristics you consider. Explore the many ways in which Jupiter is unique among the planets and consider what our solar system would be like without it. This gas giant might seem too far away to make a difference in your daily life, but without Jupiter, life on Earth might never have had a chance.