Gas Giants May Have a Different Origin Than Astronomers Thought

In a weird way, this new study doesn’t sound surprising.

However, if that were the case, the cores would not have formed quickly enough to capture gases in the early solar system that constitute their atmospheres today, a new study by scientists at Queen’s University in Canada and the Southwest Research Institute in Texas suggests.

And in related news NASA has a probe Juno that will be visiting Jupiter next year!  Here is an intro to the video below:

Great video explaining the science of Jupiter and the exciting Juno mission. Features interviews with scientists and engineers working on the probe with interesting computer-generated imagery of the mission.

Explains the science of the solar system, why this mission matters, the instruments on board and the scientists and engineers behind this mission.

Does this surprise you or is this something you might have expected?

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thanks to for the great info

thanks to NASA for the pic