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Could Jupiter Become A Star? What it Takes For Stellar Fusion

Key Facts In This Video

  1. NASA's Galileo spacecraft arrived on Jupiter in 1995, and studied the planet for 8 years. 00:00

  2. Stars aren't burning at all, in the combustion sense. 02:05

  3. If you crashed 1,000 Jupiters together, we would have an actual second sun in our Solar System. 02:52

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