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Tech & Science A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter

05:35  18 august  2019
05:35  18 august  2019 Source:   gizmodo.com.au

A Meteor Just Exploded On Jupiter, And A Photographer Actually Caught It On Video

A Meteor Just Exploded On Jupiter, And A Photographer Actually Caught It On Video With Jupiter currently gracing the northern sky at night, it's a great time to be pointing a telescope at our Solar System's colossus. But one astrophotographer got the sight of a lifetime - what appears to be the flash of an impact, as something exploded in the planet's thick upper atmosphere. On 7 August 2019, at 4:07 UTC, Ethan Chappel in Texas caught the incredibly rare sight on camera. "Imaged Jupiter tonight," he wrote on Twitter. "Looks awfully like an impact flash in the [southern equatorial belt]." Imaged Jupiter tonight. Looks awfully like an impact flash in the SEB. Happened on 2019-08-07 at 4:07 UTC. pic.twitter.

A similar event might have been responsible for some unexpected properties of Jupiter ’s core, which seems strangely NASA’s Jupiter -orbiting Juno mission has been able to record the planet ’s gravitational field in enough detail for scientists to figure out what things are like inside the gas giant.

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A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter © Illustration: Astrobiology Center, Japan Artist’s concept of a collision with Jupiter. (Illustration: Astrobiology Center, Japan)

Jupiter’s core seems off, astronomers think, in a way explainable by an ancient collision with another enormous body, perhaps one 10 times the mass of Earth.

A collision early in our solar system’s history shouldn’t be a huge surprise. After all, scientists surmise that Earth’s own Moon resulted from a giant impact. A similar event might have been responsible for some unexpected properties of Jupiter’s core, which seems strangely low-density yet high in heavy elements.

NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno mission has been able to record the planet’s gravitational field in enough detail for scientists to figure out what things are like inside the gas giant. It appears that, rather than a very dense central core with less-dense surroundings, the planet’s core might actually be more diffuse, but with lots of heavy elements.

Meteor explodes on Jupiter; photographer catches it on video

Meteor explodes on Jupiter; photographer catches it on video Meteor explodes on Jupiter; photographer catches it on video

During this time, a planet like Jupiter would have grown rapidly and would have been quite heavy (in cosmic time scales) exerting much gravity on the surrounding planets . As a result, a smaller nearby protoplanet might have collided with Jupiter – and indeed, the models of the Jupiter formation

The supernova, called SN2016iet, doesn’t fit into the classification schemes that scientists use for supernovae today. It seems to look like a “pair-instability supernova” that would happen among the heaviest stars. A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter .

Researchers in the United States, China, Japan, and Switzerland wondered how such a planet could come to be — it goes against most models of planetary formation, according to the paper published in Nature. But there’s a hypothesis that might explain the results.: a giant impact during Jupiter’s early days.

The solar system formed from a dust disk surrounding the Sun, which coalesced into the planets and other objects. During this time, a planet like Jupiter would have grown quickly and rather suddenly (on cosmic timescales) exerted lots of gravity on the surrounding planets. Perhaps, as a result, a smaller nearby proto-planet would have collided with Jupiter — and indeed, the researchers’ models of Jupiter’s formation, plus the collision, predict the conditions to form a planet that looks the way they understand Jupiter to look.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Behaving Strangely

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Behaving Strangely For a time, it looked as though the planet’s defining feature might be on the verge of extinction. “Are we seeing the ‘beginning of the end’? The GRS Death dance?” one astronomer wondered aloud in a Facebook group for Jupiter enthusiasts. “I was scared because if the Great Red Spot disappears … it’s like you go to New York and remove the Statue of Liberty,” another told me. As it has shrunk, the storm has also grown darker, redder, and taller; this year, the color palette is more intense than ever, according to a NASA press release accompanying new photos of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The experiment was mainly curiosity-driven, but it demonstrates that in the future, researchers might be able to use the Sun as a source of light for quantum mechanics-related purposes. A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter .

Jupiter may have started life as a dense rocky planet that only became more gas-like after a massive newborn planet smashed right into it 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research. The paper, published in Nature on Wednesday, describes the scenario. A giant planetary embryo ten times as

And the collision wouldn’t have been a glancing blow with some mass that Jupiter slowly engulfed, according to the paper; that wouldn’t generate enough shock waves to disrupt Jupiter’s core. The hypothetical object would have to smash into Jupiter head-on.

It’s certainly a provocative hypothesis. “We have good evidence that planetary collisions have shaped out solar system (the formation of Earth’s moon, the removal of much of Mecury’s rock, and potentially for rolling Uranus onto it’s side),” Jonathan Fortney, planetary scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz not involved in the study, told Gizmodo in an email. “This idea is very much in that same spirit, although scaled up immensely in size and scale. Imagine something perhaps like Uranus or Neptune ploughing directly into Jupiter!”

But it’s just a hypothesis. “I’m not convinced (yet) that it is the correct answer to this question,” Fortney said, “but we can add it to the list of interesting explanations that need to be explored in more detail going forward.” And continuing to devise scenarios is important to explain the planet’s strange interior, Yamila Miguel, assistant professor at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, told Gizmodo.

Baby Jupiter was smacked by a planet 4.5 billion years ago

Baby Jupiter was smacked by a planet 4.5 billion years ago Jupiter has long been hailed as the mighty "king of planets" thanks to its massive size compared to most of the other planets in our solar system. 

" Jupiter 's interior models based on Juno's data suggest Jupiter has a fuzzy core that extends to almost half Though the collision sounds violent, it's almost as if the young Jupiter swallowed up the Other simulations demonstrate that if the smaller planet only skipped across Jupiter , the collision wouldn't

A Collision With Another Planet Can Explain Jupiter 's Peculiar Core. An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system. Researchers have proposed a possible solution to the puzzle that is Jupiter ’s core.

So, while a ginormous smashup isn’t a sure thing, it is definitely fun to think about.

Pictures: Spectacular photos from space

A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter
A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right Into Young Jupiter

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