Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 weeks ago

Jupiter- why does it just sit there?

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    It doesn't.


  • 2 weeks ago

    The planet Jupiter doesn't sit there but appears to sit still. The giant gas planet is locked in an orbit around the Sun.

  • 2 weeks ago

    It doesn't - it orbits the sun with a period of about 11.88 years; it occasionally captures asteroids as moons, and sometimes eats comets. Be nice to Jupiter - it's given a bunch of our space probes some of its momentum so they could travel beyond our solar system. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    Jupiter doesn't just sit. It runs around the sun every 12 years.

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    It does not just sit there.  It is in orbit around the Sun just like Earth is.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Because it is so big nobody can move it

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  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    It revolves around the Sun like all the other planets.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Because the delta-V involved would be stupidly immense.

  • 2 weeks ago

    What do you expect it to do? Its not a living being, it only acts if another force acts on it. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    Well, it does move round a bit... it goes around the sun every 12 years, and the sun goes around the galaxy, and the galaxy is moving all the time...

    In fact, there isn't a single object in the whole Universe that just "sits there", everything is moving in some way, all of the time.

    Except for my housemate, he just sits there high as a kite and watches 90s sci-fi all day long...

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