Not a protector: New study finds Jupiter throwing space rocks at Earth

It has long been thought that Jupiter protected the inner solar system from asteroids and other objects that could cause trouble for Earth,media reported. In recent years, this theory has received more and more attention, and now some researchers believe that the opposite is true, the giant gas planet is actually throwing space rocks into the inner solar system, it is not a protector.

Not a protector: New study finds Jupiter throwing space rocks at Earth

Kevin Grazier is understood to have done a lot of research on how Jupiter and rogue space rocks interact and how these objects eventually flew over Earth. It uses computers to simulate the solar system so that it can better understand the relationship between planets such as Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.

The results show that loose asteroids could be brought into the inner solar system and eventually put into Jupiter’s orbit because of the relationship between the giant peripheral planets, which could catapult them to the sun.

What is particularly interesting is that in the early days of Earth’s formation, ice and other matter from outside the solar system brought in a lot of material as a result of the impact on Earth, which created what is now the Earth — large chunks of ice turned into liquid water, and other elements and minerals continued to accumulate.