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Posts tagged as “Solar System”

Jupiter Contains Up to 9% Rock and Metal, Which Means it Ate a lot of Planets in its Youth

Explore how Jupiter, containing up to 9% rock and metal, unveils its tumultuous youth marked by the consumption of numerous planetary bodies. This insight not only sheds light on its formation but also influences our understanding of planetary development in the broader cosmos.

Migration of Our Solar System’s Largest Planets Within 100 Million Years of Formation

Discover the pivotal period between 60-100 million years after the Solar System's inception, when the giant planets—Jupiter and Saturn—underwent significant orbital migration. This crucial phase shaped the architectural layout of our cosmic neighborhood as we see it today.