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.

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  1. It kinda wigs me out that it doesn't have a surface. Like, I can't quite get my head around that. Like, I get how it's a thing and all, but…how then do you actually go about categorising a planet?

  2. This video sound entertaining, however, it keeps stopping barely 2 seconds into it. Can you please re-upload it? "Thank you so much!"

  3. Considering Jupiter can become hotter than the surface of the sun there’s probably a lot of fires in that atmosphere so how could there even be fires if there is no oxygen in the atmosphere because oxygen is the reason fires can be started right?

  4. I'm not an expert on planets but, should a gas planet not hold as much gravity as a solid planet? Should meteorites just go right through instead of impacting on it, since the planet is not solid? Or is there mass body (Bigger Planet) inside all those layers of clouds that we have yet to know about? Just curious…………..

  5. I was almost going to Jupiter without oxygen until I saw this. Thanks for saving my life, would be there tomorrow.
    – From Jupiter with love.

  6. skrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrra brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrra rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrra bum da bum do bum da skum la dom

  7. We built a spacecraft, capable of reaching the sun. Don't worry everyone, we already have planned to only travel, at night. 😉

  8. I find it hard to believe that there's no surface on Jupiter, I'm not saying that there is or isn't a surface I'm saying that we haven't had the technology to go deeper in it's atmosphere there has to be something down there.

  9. Chuck Norris once went for a trip
    To Jupiter… Jupiter couldn’t take the pressure from Chuck Norris and got trapped inside him

  10. when girls be like: boys go to jupiter to get more stupider

    me be like: honestly, we’d probably discover more than you ever will.

  11. ALL ANIMAL TYPE OF DNA CANNOT LIVE IN OTHER PLANET, BECAUSE ANIMAL TYPE DNA ARE NEEDS A COMPATIBILITY OR COMPATIBLE THE INVIROMENT TO THE DNA OF ANIMAL,, MANY ALIEN ARE DIE HERE BECAUSE THE INVIROMENT ARE NOT COMPATIBLE TO HER DNA, MOST OF THE ALIEN HAVE A HIGH TYPE OF DNA IF THE ALIEN ARE STAYING IN PLANET WITH WEAK GRAVITY LIKE PLANET EARTH THE LIFE OF ALIEN WILL SHORT OR EASY TO DIE, IF THE ALIEN CAN LIVE A 10 YEARS FOR THE PLANET NOT COMPATIBLE TO ALIEN, THE HUMAN ARE ONLY 1 DAY OR HOURS ONLY BECAUSE DNA OF HUMAN ARE VERY WEAK

  12. I have a question he says that that they reached 75 miles down so how can he go further and know what is going on down there

  13. don't you love when you open your window only to have your face melted, ripped off, suffocated, crushed, and drowned?

  14. Tungsten has the highest melting point in the UNIVERSE? LoL who took away Adamantium and Vibranium 😄😄😄

  15. Omg I always wanted to go to Jupiter but that was the first planet I wanted to go to but I really want to go to Saturn now

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