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Muxiphobia is the fear of the planet Jupiter.

Jupiter is the 5th planet of the Solar System, it is the biggest planet too, and most massive object in the Solar System expect Sun (wich may be one of the causes of the phobia)

Jupiter gravity is 2 times more powerful and it's magnetic field can reach Saturn orbit. Jupiter's 4 moons are named Galilean Moons. Jupiter's largest moon is Ganymede, Ganymede is bigger than Earth's moon

We can see storms in Jupiter atmosphere. These storms can collide making one bigger storm. Only in those white storms we can see lightning, lightnings on Jupiter are moooore powerful than those on Earth

Largest storm in Solar System is Jupiter's Great Red Spot. That storm is 3 Earths wide.

We see that storm on Jupiter for hundred years, but Jupiter's Great Red Spots days are counted.

Jupiter Great Red Spot is shrinking for years and we don't know future of that spot.

Pressure on Jupiter can reach 1 million bars when close to Jupiter's core.


Jupiter's mass is 2.5 times larger than all planets combined. It is so massive that it causes the barycenter of Solar System is shifting above Sun's surface.

This planet is 11 times the diameter of the Earth, but it is much less dense. The volume of Jupiter is 1321 times the volume of the Earth, and its mass is 318 times the mass of the Earth. Jupiter has a radius of 0.1 solar radius

Magnetic Field

Jupiter's magnetic field is over 14 times more powerful than Earth's magnetic field and it's strongest natural magnetic field in the Solar System expect Sun's spots.

Jupiter's magnetic field is believed to be produced by eddy currents - the turbulence of the flow of conductive materials - inside a metallic hydrogen mantle. The field, which forms a vast magnetosphere outside the planet, traps the ionized particles of the solar wind. Electrons from the plasma trapped in the magnetosphere (compare with the Van Allen belts) ionize the sulfur dioxide supplied by volcanic activity on the moon Io, forming a torus-shaped cloud around the planet. Hydrogen molecules from Jupiter's atmosphere are also trapped in the magnetosphere. Electrons in the magnetosphere generate radio noise in the range of 0.6-30 MHz

Possibility of life on Earth

There is nothing to be scared Jupiter.

That monster planet is protecting Earth from many cosmic object like asteroids and many more.

Jupiter have other name wich is "Earth's brother.

So, life on Earth is only possible because of Jupiter

Other causes may be:

  1. The Great Red Spot or other small look-alikes.
  2. The changing tempest, seeing it moving may be traumatizing to some (like seeing a spider being an arachnophobe)
  3. Claims of Earth hitting Jupiter
  4. It's powerful gravity, Jupiter's gravity is over 2 times more powerful than Earth's
  5. Thinking there are aliens
  6. Thinking what's inside the planet after the clouds
  7. The theories of it destroying other planets in the past (Jupiter can destroy other planets because it's big enough)
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