Jupiter May Have Killed Solar System's Baby Super-Earths

Jupiter's early migration through the inner solar system caused gravitational mayhem, but it ultimately settled to allow Earth to form in a relatively quiet neighborhood.

Published On 03/23/2015
3:00 PM EDT
Saturn may have gravitationally calmed a migrating Jupiter to allow the solar system to settle into the state we find it today. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Cornell