On another forum someone asked if jupiter could be turned into a star, so as to create a mini solar system with the jovian moons. However, I'm pretty confident that the planet does not have sufficient mass and density to be a stable star. But, is it possible that it is already a star just not in the way way perceive them to be . . . Could the radiation emitted by Jupiter be the life-giving fuel for alien life on the jovian moons? thoughts?!