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Ever feel like the Earth is just too small for the Solar System? Well, let’s make it bigger! Welcome to a new Earth that is just as big as Jupiter. Would the Earth get its own Great Red Spot? How would it interact with other celestial bodies, including Jupiter itself? Would Earth’s growth change the composition of space?
On an Earth of cosmic proportions the size of Jupiter, your body would get heavier with the higher surface gravity. How would you get out of bed if you weighed 11 times your weight? Would Earth attract the planets orbiting the Sun? Take a magical journey through space with us to find out!
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00:00 Supersizing Earth
01:57 Big humans, huge planet
02:44 A new form of gravity
03:56 Destabilizing the Solar System
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