How could change life on Earth if our planet has become a satellite of Jupiter?
Let's try to imagine what would happen if the Earth suddenly changed its orbit and moved somewhere far away. Hmm ... Let's say, Jupiter. I agree, in real life, such a scenario is hardly feasible, but ... Sometimes you can just dream up. Chances are, you already know that the beautiful Jupiter has a whole suite of 80 satellites of various sizes and shapes. The largest of these are considered four Galilean satellites, named after its discoverer - the famous Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei Renaissance.
Ganymede and the Earth has a lot to do
The largest satellite of Jupiter rightly be regarded as Ganymede, which is in its size even more than quite a full-fledged planet Mercury. In any case, if the earth suddenly decided to move to the vicinity of Jupiter, it would surely become its largest moon, Ganymede displaced from its position of honor.
As soon as our planet somehow miraculously managed to move to Jupiter, absolutely everything in our lives have changed dramatically. By becoming a satellite of the planet, whose magnetic field is many times larger than the earth, and only slightly inferior to the sun, the Earth would have been the strongest radiation. To survive in such conditions, we would have to live far beneath the surface.
Sparks of life under the ice
In addition to the strong radiation, humanity would be faced with a terrible cold that reigns in the vicinity of Jupiter and its moons. Jupiter Distance from Sun habitability area and turns its surroundings in a rather cold place with an temperature -145 degrees Celsius. At this low temperature, all the Earth's oceans would freeze almost instantly, turning the planet into one big glacier.
Somewhere far below the surface of the resulting icy world might be primitive life in the form of bacteria, extremophiles, which could receive heat through hot underwater springs. Such extreme life scientists plan to find on one of the moons of Jupiter, Europe.
However, radiation and low temperatures are not the only problems that we will face, staying in the status of the moon of the giant planet. Before fully be chilled, the atmosphere of our planet will undergo severe storms and tsunamis. In addition, the world will wake up all at once in 1500 volcanoes! Due to the fact that the interior of the Earth will be subjected to constant friction due to the gravitational influence of Jupiter's power, the planet for some time may be similar to Jupiter's moon Io.
The proximity of the giant planet has turned this small world in the most seismically active moon in the Solar System. Testing enormous pressure insides Jupiter satellite alternately compressed and decompressed, for which Io volcanoes erupt constantly hot lava. As a result of this scenario, the Earth's atmosphere would have got a thick layer of volcanic dust, a few years hiding and without twilight sun from view surviving inhabitants of the planet.
But that's not all!
The planet, located in the vicinity of Jupiter will be an excellent target for flying by comets and asteroids. The fact is that due to its size, Jupiter is a kind of "safety cushion" for the planets located in the inner part of the Solar System. Each month, Jupiter and its satellites "catch" to 60 asteroids, protecting Mercury, Venus, Mars and Earth from hundreds and thousands of uninvited guests.
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I think it is not necessary to specify what would happen to the Earth if there had been it in a very volatile place!
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