What the me­te­orites re­veal

All About Space - - Jupiter -

Jupiter’s age Iso­topes in me­te­orites sug­gest Jupiter’s core was born within a mil­lion years.

Jupiter’s power Jupiter once kept two types of iron me­te­orites apart – they’re now mixed to­gether.

Jupiter’s growth To keep the iron me­te­orites apart, Jupiter must have been 5 to 16 Earth masses.

Jupiter’s dis­rup­tion Since the re­gions of me­te­orites didn't mix, Jupiter was a dis­rup­tion.

Jupiter’s im­pact Jupiter's early birth could ex­plain why our in­ner So­lar Sys­tem lacks su­per-Earths.

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