What Would Happen If Humans Tried To Land On Jupiter

What Would Happen If Humans Tried To Land On Jupiter


– The best way to explore a
new world is to land on it. That’s why humans have sent spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, Mars,
Saturn’s moon Titan, and more. But there are a few
places in the solar system we will never understand
as well as we’d like. One of them is Jupiter. Jupiter is made of mostly
hydrogen and helium gas, so trying to land on
it would be like trying to land on a cloud here on Earth. There’s no outer crust to
break your fall on Jupiter, just an endless stretch of atmosphere. The big question then is, could you fall through one end
of Jupiter and out the other? Turns out, you wouldn’t
even make it halfway. (mysterious synth music) First thing’s first, Jupiter’s
atmosphere has no oxygen, so make sure you bring
plenty with you to breathe. The next problem is the
scorching temperatures, so pack an air conditioner. Now you’re ready for a
journey of epic proportions. For scale, here’s how many Earths you could stack from Jupiter’s center. As you enter the top of the atmosphere, you’re traveling at 110,000 miles-per-hour under the pull of Jupiter’s gravity. But brace yourself. You’ll quickly hit the
denser atmosphere below, which will hit you like a wall. It won’t be enough to stop you, though. After about three minutes, you’ll reach the cloud
tops 155 miles down. Here, you’ll experience the full brunt of Jupiter’s rotation. Jupiter is actually the
fastest rotating planet in our solar system. One day lasts about
nine-and-a-half Earth hours. This creates powerful winds
that can whip around the planet at more than 300 miles-per-hour. About 75 miles below the clouds, you reach the limit of human exploration. Galileo probe made it this far when it dove into Jupiter’s
atmosphere in 1995. It only lasted 58 minutes
before losing contact and was eventually destroyed
by the crushing pressure. Down here, the pressure is
nearly 100 times what it is on Earth’s surface and you
won’t be able to see anything, so you’ll have to rely on instruments to explore your surroundings. By 430 miles down, the
pressure is 1,150 times higher. You might be able to survive down here if you were in a spacecraft built like the Trieste submarine, the deepest-diving submarine on Earth. Any deeper and the pressure
and the temperature will be too great for
the spacecraft to endure. However, let’s say that
you could find a way to descend even further. You will uncover some of
Jupiter’s grandest mysteries. But sadly, you’ll have
no way to tell anyone. Jupiter’s deep atmosphere
absorbs radio waves, so you’d be shut off
from the outside world, unable to communicate. Once you’ve reached 2,500 miles down, the temperature is 6,100
degrees Fahrenheit. That’s hot enough to melt tungsten, the metal with the highest
melting point in the universe. At this point, you will have been falling for at least 12 hours and you
won’t even be halfway through. At 13,000 miles down, you’ll reach Jupiter’s innermost layer. Here, the pressure is two
million times stronger than that of Earth’s surface and the temperature is hotter
than the surface of the Sun. These conditions are so
extreme that they change the chemistry of hydrogen around you. Hydrogen molecules are
forced so close together that their electrons break loose, forming an unusual substance
called metallic hydrogen. Metallic hydrogen is highly reflective, so if you tried using
lights to see down there, it would be impossible, and
it’s as dense as a rock. So as you travel deeper, the buoyancy force from
the metallic hydrogen counteracts gravity’s downward pull. Eventually, that buoyancy
will shoot you back up until gravity pulls you right back down, sort of like a yo-yo, and
when those two forces equal, you’ll be left free-floating
in mid-Jupiter, unable to move up or down
and no way of escape. Suffice it to say, trying to
land on Jupiter is a bad idea. We may never see what’s
beneath those majestic clouds. But we can still study and admire this mysterious planet from afar.

100 thoughts on “What Would Happen If Humans Tried To Land On Jupiter

  1. how do we know this if no probe has ever gone that far? speculation…oh science you wonderful bastard

  2. Yes these things are all lies, you know why ? It is very easy. First of all this is why we want to explore Jupiter because we do not know anything about it and this dude somehow knows everything

  3. Sends a Lunar Module Without Any Engine To Jupiter
    Remind It's A Gigantic 6000°F Fart Ball

    Uh Houston We Goofed

  4. I believe Earth is a globe, that space exists, but only recently have Nasa been able to see a black hole via camera footage. Meaning that before 2019, the black holes we were used to seeing whether on movies or in a book; were what they imagined it to look like. So this being so. What proof do you have that this vid is correct given that we haven't been there. So this vid falls directly in the same catagory as the stupid flat earthers.

  5. Do you think there might be intelligent aliens underneath the clouds trying to leave to our planet but gravity is too strong?

  6. This is terrifying. For some reason I feel like I'm the astronaut in the video and it just makes me shake.

  7. Now I see how the earth was at the beginning was created but i was wondering about the astronauts will end up in floating mode area so further bellows down would it be a world that the weather are not extreme but like living under a blanket with only lightning light that are giving light further bellow the Jupitor surface so its like party 24h all day long non stop ? 😇☢

  8. Jupiter : I am the biggest planet ever!!!!
    Sun : no I am the bigger than you
    Jupiter : ummmm you are a star
    Sun : but am still bigger than you
    Black hole: am bigger than all of you
    Know let me suck you in!!!
    Sun and Jupiter : AHHHHHH

  9. Before I watch the video, landing on Jupiter is stupid, there's too much gravity there. I'm not watching the video btw.

  10. I always think about if i light up a lighter in jupiter will the planet all burn down or something idk

  11. there is a storm 3x the size of earth that has been going for decades. I woulnd't go there if i knew the way.

  12. How do people figure this stuff out if they can’t go on the planet? Do they have the robots go on it or something? IDK I don’t know anything about space and science stuff😂😂😂

  13. Quick answer: u would die if ur not a god

    Complicated answer: the pressure of the atmosphere is so extreme that at some point you would be squished to death

  14. Wow wow wow hang on if people know all of this stuff then people must have seen something that when all the way down or they are just guessing

  15. Aliens are projecting an unstable atmosphere from it's actual stable surface, teaming with life, so that their way of life remains undisturbed, kind of like Wikanda's cloaking device.

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