Baby Jupiter got so big by eating other baby planets

Jupiter’s innards are full of the remains of baby planets that the gas giant gobbled up as it expanded into the behemoth we see today, scientists have found. The results come from the first clear look at the chemistry beneath the planet’s murky outer atmosphere.

Despite being the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter has revealed very little about its inner workings. Telescopes have captured thousands of images of it swirling vortex clouds in the gas giant’s upper atmosphere, but these Van Gogh-like storms also act as a barrier, blocking our view of what lies below.

https://www.livescience.com/jupiter-ate-baby-planets-while-growing Baby Jupiter got so big by eating other baby planets

Russell Falcon

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