Earths In Early Solar System History

March 24, 2015 9:34 PM

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A new study found a new description for Jupiter – the destroyer of super-Earths in early Solar system history. The results were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to the study, the largest planet in the Solar System could have destroyed several super-Earths at the beginning of the Solar System’s formation. This was a time when the planetary system possibly consisted of more elements than it did today. These components are the so-called super-Earths,...

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