Little Jupiter got that big by eating other little planets

Scientists have discovered that Jupiter’s bowels are filled with the remnants of small planets that the gas giant devoured as it expanded to become the colossus we see today. The findings come from the first clear view of the chemistry beneath the planet’s murky outer atmosphere.

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

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