Jupiter ate baby planets to grow up big and strong

 Two commonly held theories have Jupiter coming together out of swirling clouds of gas that implode to create a dense center 

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been collecting images and information about Jupiter’s inner workings since 2016

The latest findings delivered confounding evidence that Jupiter’s core region makes up three times as much of its body as previously

researchers have now come up with a new theory — that it gobbled up baby planets, called planetesimals.

Researchers have said the new hypothesis would have implications for further research

 “Jupiter was the most influential planet in the formation of the solar system,”

 high-resolution observations of the gaseous giant, such as those coming from NASA’s Juno, will be key to unpacking the planet’s past.

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