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The Outer Planets: Forests of Hemp, Armadas of Seamen and the Holy Foreskin of Jesus

  • Geoffrey Kirby
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Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Abstract

Jupiter is the dominating planet in the Solar System. It contains 70% of the Solar System’s matter excluding the Sun. Its powerful gravitational influence has protected our planet by attracting asteroids and comets that might otherwise have bombarded Earth and possibly snuffed out all life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey Kirby
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  1. 1.WeymouthUK

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