NOVA "The Planets: Jupiter"

NASA satellite image. Jupiter is a planet covered in storms. Thousands of kilometers across, these storms are larger than anything we see on Earth.  Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill.
NASA satellite image. Jupiter is a planet covered in storms. Thousands of kilometers across, these storms are larger than anything we see on Earth. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill.

The Planets: Jupiter

Jupiter's massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water - and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Rating: 
TVG
Length: 
56 minutes
Closed Caption: 
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