Friday, 10 January 2020

Jupiter Is Flinging Comets Toward Earth

quote [ Some astronomers believe that Jupiter, instead of protecting Earth from dangerous comets and asteroids, is actively flinging objects into the inner solar system. New research now demonstrates this complex process in action. ]

Oh, oh Jupiter
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:14amGMT]


5th Earth said @ 1:08pm GMT on 10th Jan
Orbital mechanics with more than two bodies is almost always a chaotic system. I'm not surprised if Jupiter does both.
cb361 said @ 1:32pm GMT on 10th Jan
I imagine that it does both, but results on net fewer comets in the early, crowded solar system, and net greater comets in the later tidier solar system.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:56pm GMT on 10th Jan
So it's not the bugs, after all.
Ankylosaur said @ 3:33pm GMT on 10th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
More fake news from the pro-bug media!
zarathustra said @ 3:55pm GMT on 10th Jan
Jupiter is a dick.
knumbknutz said @ 5:22pm GMT on 10th Jan [Score:1 Insightful]
Jupiter is flinging particles from Uranus
rylex said @ 8:31pm GMT on 10th Jan
Ahhhh Jupiter, the great Poo-Flinging Monkey of the Cosmos...
Wulf said @ 7:26pm GMT on 10th Jan

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