Jupiter is wetter than we thought, which helps explain how it formed


By Jason Arunn Murugesu

Where is Jupiter’s water?NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstad/Sean DoranJupiter contains more water than previously thought, according to data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which could help us understand how the planet formed in the first place.
We have been confused about Jupiter’s water for some time. In 1996, NASA’s Galileo probe found that the planet’s water levels, and thus oxygen levels, were a lot lower than expected, contradicting theories about how the solar system formed.
We think that the solar system was created when a gigantic ball of gas collapsed, forming the sun and a disc of material …



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