The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, may have had a massive collision with a "silent-forming planet" approximately 4.5 billion years ago,
The research, published in Nature, suggests NASA's Juno spacecraft, which observes that Jupiter's core is less dense and more than expected.
"This is puzzling," said Rice astronomer and co-author Andrea Isella, in research a statement.
MYSTERIOUS ALTERNATING CURRENTS FOUND ON JUPITER
Isella, along with several other researchers, ran computer simulations in an attempt to explain the puzzle and hit the planet that hit Jupiter, which many believed formed as a rocky or icy planet and what enormous, about 10 times the size of Earth. The so-called "planetary embryo" that Jupiter may have swallowed in the first few million years of Jupiter's formation.
"Juno measures today is a head." more than 10 times more than Earth, "Shang-Fei Liu, the study's lead author, added in the statement.
The team put together a video to indicate what the violent impact may have looked like
"It sounds very unlikely to me,"
But Shang-Fei [Liu] convinced me, by shear calculation, that this was not so improbable. "
Shear relies on force and stress.
NASA's Juno probe has been orbiting the Celestial Giant since 2016 and passes each of the planet's polar regions every 53 days.
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