Scientists Believe Jupiter Is Huge Because It Ate Other Planets

Scientists Believe Jupiter Is Huge Because It Ate Other Planets


A new scientific study on the planet of Jupiter claims it is our solar system’s largest planet in part due to eating other planets.

A new study published in Astronomy and Astrophysics is suggesting the theory that the giant gas planet is fillet with a number of baby planets.

“Jupiter was one of the first planets to form in our solar system,” Yamila Miguel, an astrophysicist at Leiden University in the Netherlands, told Live Science. However, little is known about how it was formed.

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In the new research article, images from NASA’s Juno space probe allowed the team members on the project to map out the rocky core of Jupiter. “The chemical make-up suggests Jupiter devoured baby planets, or planetesimals, to fuel its expansive growth,” according to Live

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