Scientists describe the approximate location of Jupiter Birthday
Jupiter is considered to be the largest planet of the solar system, so scientists are particularly interested in its history. The planet is shrouded in many mysteries, the most intriguing of them - the place of its origin. There is a theory that it was formed much farther from the Sun than is now, and at the team of astronomers from the University of Lund appeared quite convincing proof of this assumption.
According to the theory of the "Great maneuvering," Jupiter formed at a distance of 3, 5 astronomical units from the Sun - about what is now the asteroid belt located. Then, according to some scientists, the planet is closer to Mars and bounced back, left what is now and is - at a distance of 5, 2 astronomical units from the sun.
Researchers at Lund University have painted a slightly different picture of what happened in ancient times events. The planet has a so-called "Trojan asteroids,": being ahead of the "Greeks" and rear "Trojans". Scientists have long could not understand why the number of "Greeks" in almost half times the number of "Trojans". From computer modeling of the early stages of the solar system, it became clear that such a difference could arise only in the event that if Jupiter had been formulated in the distance from the Sun four times.
According to astronomers, since its inception, a future planet was affected by dust clouds and approached the Sun in a spiral. It took 700 thousand years, but by space standards is fairly short period of time. Together with not yet formulated Jupiter attracted and like yourself body, but grow to the size of the gas giant succeeded him alone. The remaining "germs" remained circling around it, the "Greeks" collected more additional bodies, and therefore their number exceeds the number of "Trojan horses".
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