This is a drawing of the Galileo probe exploring the environment of Jupiter.
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Image from: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
You may also want to read more about the effects of ultraviolet light, or light in general
Or read the Exploratour Seeing the World in a Different Light, for a discussion of light in general<
As we move out in the solar system, the planets get colder, and higher temperatures begin to be found deeper into the interior of the planet where, the pressure of overlying material becomes immense.
Jupiter's atmospheric environment is one of powerful winds, going 250 miles per hour, and temperatures from -270 degrees to +32 degrees (freezing temperature). These winds make it hard for lifeforms to have "peace and quiet".
The region where it is 32 degrees sounds OK if you had a coat, but if it got to be -200 degrees, you'd be pretty cold!
The air of Jupiter is made of ammonia, sulfur, and water.
Overall, this environment sounds very unfriendly to life as we know it on earth.
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