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Is Jupiter could be a star?

Is Jupiter could be a star?

By daniele

“Jupiter, according to nearly all scientists who research space and planet formation, formed in a very different way than stars; therefore, calling Jupiter a “failed star” is erroneous. Stars are formed when thick clouds of interstellar gas and dust collide. These clouds produce flattened disks surrounding the center, developing stars due to rotation. By accreting gas from the disk after the star has nearly reached its final mass, the remaining matter in the disk is free to create planets.

What is Jupiter star 

Jupiter is commonly referred to as a ‘failed star’ because, being mainly hydrogen-like most normal stars, it lacks the mass to initiate thermonuclear processes in its core and hence become a real star.’ However, the term “failed star” is a misnomer. Any object might theoretically be turned into a star by simply adding enough matter. The internal pressure and temperature of the item will approach the threshold required to initiate thermonuclear reactions if it has enough mass. The simplest element, hydrogen, has the smallest threshold. To make Jupiter into a star the size of the Sun, for example, you’d need to add 1,000 times Jupiter’s mass. However, you just need to add around 80 Jupiter masses to generate a cooler red dwarf.’

Jupiter stages 


“The planet Jupiter is thought to have originated in two stages. A massive swarm of ice and rock ‘planetesimals’ formed first. Comet-sized bodies crashed and merged to form ever-larger planetary embryos. When an embryo reached a mass of around ten piles of Earth, its self-gravity was strong enough to draw gas directly from the disk. The proto-Jupiter accumulated the majority of its current mass during this second stage (a total of 318 times the mass of the Earth). Before Saturn could develop to a similar size, the powerful early solar wind.”

Brown dwarfs may resemble planets, but they form like stars in that they collapse immediately from a gas cloud rather than growing out in the disk around a star, according to Boss. Brown dwarfs don’t have enough mass to glow; hence they’re better defined as “stars who have failed.