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A Baby Planet May Have Once Smashed Into Jupiter | SciShow News

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Shortly after Jupiter formed, it might have been struck by an object that may have otherwise become its own planet! And researchers have a new estimate of how many Earth-like planets might exist.

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Sources:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1470-2
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/ru-yjw081519.php
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2017GL073160

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab31ab
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/ps-hme081419.php

Images:

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13746

Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet


https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12296

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1470-2
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/tumultuous-clouds-of-jupiter

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kepler442b(comp).jpg
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/ps-hme081419.php
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13155

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