News: Jupiter doesn't orbit the Sun. What is the cause?

10/03/2022
Credit image: NASA/Hubble
Credit image: NASA/Hubble

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 10 March 2022, at 09:10 am Los Angeles time

Jupiter does not orbit the Sun, but it still moves around it, why does it not orbit? It is a scientific explanation for this.

Jupiter is greatly influenced by its size and mass, the main factor which prevents Jupiter from orbiting the Sun. The gas giant and the largest planet in our Solar System has a mass of approx. 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets combined! 

Due to this huge mass, it makes the planet not orbit the center of the Sun, but rather, the point of gravity Jupiter-Sun is in space, above the Sun and by no means inside the Sun.

Scientists have discovered this after much research, with solid evidence to support the discovery. 

First of all, any body that revolves around a much larger body, with a much larger mass, does not revolve in a perfect circle, as many of you may have thought. In fact, both objects are involved in this process, both of which surround a point of gravity, meaning that they meet fixedly in the center.

Credit image: NASA
Credit image: NASA

This is not the case with Jupiter, even though its mass is much smaller than that of the Sun. The massiveness of the planet Jupiter makes its process of orbiting the Sun more complicated and even different from other planets. 

To give you an idea of ​​the point around which Jupiter orbits, that point is approx. 7% of the Sun's radius, above the Sun's surface or at 1.07 sun's rays above the Sun's surface. 

All other planets in the Solar System have their center of gravity inside the Sun, close to the center.

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