Study suggests Jupiter could have destroyed super earths in our solar system

March 24, 2015 9:29 AM

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Study suggests Jupiter could have destroyed super earths in our solar system

According to the study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the planets in our solar system are actually a second generation with the first generation of orbiting planets being destroyed.

Planetary scientist Konstantin Batygin at the California Institute of Technology said, “Indeed, it appears that the solar system today is not the common representative of the galactic planetary census, instead we are something of an outlier.”

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