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Subject: Is is possible to initiate Jupiter to fusion momentarirly?

Date: Wed Sep 15 22:55:47 1999
Posted by Robert B. Cronkhite
Grade level: nonaligned School: nonapplied
City: Amsterdam State/Province: NY Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 937450547.As

If one were to have an hydrogen bomb explode in Jupiters gaseous hydrogen or maybe in its liquid hydrogen ocean, would it momentarily become a star, but seeing as it is not massive enough to sustatin the reaction it probably could not last too long and it would also affect the orbits of the other planets because of its changed mass, and this could be alos done with other large hydrogen planets too?

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