Saturn Has a Most Precarious Spin

Saturn Has a Most Precarious Spin

When astronomers measure the rotation speed of planets, like the Earth, it is an elementary task. To do this, they see how long it takes for a certain point on the surface to come into view again. Though, the gas giants in the Solar System, like Jupiter and Saturn, are a little more difficult for planetary […]

Jupiter May Have Been the Reason Why Life on Earth Exists Today

Jupiter May Have Been the Reason Why Life on Earth Exists Today

The Solar System may have been more crowded than it is today, riddled with super-Earths in the inner solar system, revolving around the Sun just beyond Mercury. According to scientists, this previous generation of multiple planets were destined to destruction by Jupiter, the large gas giant that separates the inner and outer solar system. In a […]