• Question: which is your favourite planet and why?

    Asked by Nuggets.S to Miriam on 13 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Miriam Hogg

      Miriam Hogg answered on 13 Nov 2018:


      Other than Earth I really love Jupiter.
      It has some really cool dynamics in the atmosphere that cause the white and brown stripes. It also gets Northern Lights like Earth does! Jupiter also has a lot of moons, and one of the 4 main moons potentially has a liquid ocean under its icy crust. Which could be hiding life! (bacteria and microbes probably if anything). It’s also one of the first planets Galileo studied with his telescope which proved not everything orbited the Earth which was the idea at the time, seeing Jupiter with moons orbiting it gave him the idea about orbits and a Sun centric model. (Where all the planets orbited the Sun and some of the larger planets had their own moons)

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