Baby Jupiter got so big eating other baby planets

Jupiter’s bowels are filled with the remains of baby planets that the gas giant swallowed as it expanded to become the giant we see today, scientists have found. The findings come from the first clear look at the chemistry beneath the planet’s cloudy outer atmosphere.

Despite being the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter disclosed very little about its inner workings. The telescopes captured thousands of images of the swirling vortex clouds in the gas giant’s upper atmosphere, but these Van Gogh storms also act as a barrier blocking our view of what’s below.

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