The Godfather: Jupiter

Professor Brian Cox examines Jupiter, the largest and oldest planet in the solar system, revealing how its immense gravity influenced where other planets developed, destroying several nascent planets and negatively influencing the development of Mars. Today, Jupiter's great mass continues to be felt. Its gravity torments its moon Io, creating the most volcanically active body in the solar system. And through the vice-like grip it exerts over the asteroid belt, Jupiter's influence extends as far as Earth.

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