Trevor,Carla, Kelsey

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Habitability of Jupiter

Can Jupiter support life? ....No
  • Winds on Jupiter range from 225 to 1000 mph
  • Temperatures are between 32 and -270 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Gravity and surface pressure on Jupiter are far greater than on Earth
  • Atmosphere is poisonous.
  • The surface itself is not solid, It is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium.
  • Virtually no water on Jupiter (normally considered necessary for the development of life)


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Habitability of Jupiter's Moons

The only thing indicating life possible is two of Jupiter's moons, Europa and Ganymede, might have oceans of liquid water in contact with a rocky seafloor. That could potentially allow the kind of chemical reactions that led to the development of life on Earth. The rest of Jupiter's moons, including Io and Callisto and all it's other moons, do not have the necessary requirements of life. (Kelsey, and Trevor)