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Subject Jupiter is the ancient Planet X/Wormwood - Jupiter swallowed a massive Super Earth
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Original Message Jupiter swallowed a super-Earth

* 11 August 2010 by David Shiga
* Magazine issue 2773. Subscribe and save

JUPITER might have secured its position as the solar system's mightiest planet by killing an up-and-coming rival, new simulations suggest. The work could explain why the planet has a relatively small heart, and paints a grisly picture of the early solar system, where massive, rocky "super-Earths" were snuffed out before they could grow into gas giants.

Jupiter and Saturn are thought to have begun life as rocky worlds with the mass of at least a few Earths. Their gravity then pulled in gas from their birth nebula, giving them dense atmospheres.

[link to www.newscientist.com]
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