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Could any living organism live on Jupiter (not necessarily humans, but parasites or microscopic organisms)?


Jupiter has a surface temperature of -110 degrees Celsius (-166 degrees Fahrenheit) and does not have any solid surface to stand on. Any lifeform would have to breathe hydrogen or helium and eat methane or some other chemical found in the atmosphere. No organism on Earth has adapted to that type of environment, and therefore no earth organism could survive.