Remains of cannibalized baby planets found in Jupiter’s cloud-covered belly

Jupiter’s interior is full of remnants of baby planets that the gas giant has swallowed as it expands to become the hippopotamus we see today, scientists have found. The findings come from the first clear view of chemistry under the planet’s cloudy outer atmosphere.

Although it is the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter has revealed very little about his inner work. Telescopes have captured thousands of images of rotating vortex clouds in the gas giant upper atmospherebut these Van Gogh-style storms also act as a barrier blocking our view of what is below.

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