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How to Turn Jupiter Into a Star

What would it take to turn Jupiter into a star? With science, of course! Kyle breaks down the process of stellification in this week’s episode of Because Science!

Learn More:
Stellifying Jupiter: A first step to terraforming the Galilean satellites: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1989JBIS…42..587FOpens in new tab
The Eddington limit: http://www-ppl.s.chiba-u.jp/lecture/radiation/node2.htmlOpens in new tab
High-energy astrophysics: http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~garret/teaching/lecture7-2012.pdfOpens in new tab
What would happen if Jupiter was a star? https://www.askamathematician.com/2011/06/q-how-close-is-jupiter-to-being-a-star-what-would-happen-to-us-if-it-were/Opens in new tab
Black hole accretion: https://www.astro.umd.edu/~richard/ASTR480/Black_Holes_lec_1_astro480.pdfOpens in new tab
Eddington luminosity: http://homepage.physics.uiowa.edu/~pkaaret/s09/L19_accretion.pdfOpens in new tab
Accretion disk physics: http://www.einstein-online.info/spotlights/accretion.htmlOpens in new tab

08.29.2019