Jupiter hurls comets to earth, claims physicist
Jupiter throws space rocks at the earth “like a sniper” – DO NOT suck up or deflect dangerous debris, physicist claims
- General wisdom says that Jupiter’s enormous gravity sucks in nearby space debris
- But scientists claim it doesn’t always work as a shield for the solar system
- In some cases, its vast mass of passing rocks and comets sends and sends them to the rocky planets, including the earth
The enormous size and overwhelming appeal of Jupiter fires space rocks to the earth like a slingshot, claims a prominent physicist.
Most scientists believe that Jupiter – the largest planet in the solar system – helps protect the worlds closer to the sun, such as the Earth, and acts as a planetary shield.
But chief physicist Dr. Kevin Grazier says that this theory has “been calmed down” and claims that it also acts as a “sniper” from heaven – with the earth firmly in sight.
His research claims that the gas giant is more likely to swing rocks at the sun and its spinning rocky planets than to suck them up or bend them away.
The academician says that while Jupiter may protect the Earth from some space rockets, it also redirects those who would otherwise pass harmlessly.
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General wisdom says that Jupiter’s enormous gravity sucks in nearby space debris, but scientists now think it doesn’t always work as a shield for the solar system and can redirect passing rocks and comets to Earth
The Jupiter shield theory claims that the huge planet, which has a mass more than 300 times larger than the Earth’s, sucks up all passing asteroids or comets.
But computer simulations performed by Dr. Grazier revealed in a series of books that this is incorrect.
Dr. told Grazier Gizmodo: “I would not say that it is in danger – I would say it was laid to rest.
“Our simulations show that Jupiter is just as likely to send comets to Earth as it deflects, and we’ve seen that in the real solar system.”
The Jupiter shield theory claims that the huge planet, which has a mass more than 300 times larger than the Earth’s, sucks up all passing asteroids or comets. But computer simulations performed by Dr. Grazier revealed in a series of books that this is incorrect
A series of newspapers, including one entitled “Jupiter as a Sniper Rather Than a Shield,” led him to his most recent attempt – to understand how Jupiter throws rubble at the earth.
Work done in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of South Queensland provided evidence that Jupiter is in fact a shield and a sniper.
Jonti Horner, an astronomer at the University of South Queensland, said to Gizmodo: “Things that threaten the earth are needed and throw them away to free up space on our planet.
“So in that sense it is something of a shield.
“On the other hand, it takes things that don’t get anywhere near the earth and throws them in our direction, which means it’s also a threat.
“To find out which side is more important – to determine if Jupiter is really a friend or foe – you have to look at the story in detail.”
WHAT IS THE JUNO MISSION OF NASA AT JUPITER?
The Juno probe reached Jupiter in 2016 after a five-year journey, 1.8 billion miles from Earth
The Juno probe reached Jupiter on July 4, 2016, after a five-year journey of 1.8 billion miles (2.8 billion km) from the earth.
After a successful braking maneuver, it entered a long polar orbit that flew up to 3,100 miles (5,000 km) from the swirling cloud tops of the planet.
The probe skimmed once every fourteen days to just 2,600 miles (4,200 km) from the planet clouds – too close to provide global coverage in one image.
No other spacecraft has orbit around Jupiter, although two others have collapsed via the atmosphere.
To complete his risky mission, Juno survived a circuit-breaking radiation storm generated by Jupiter’s powerful magnetic field.
The grinding current of high-energy particles that travel at almost the speed of light is the roughest radiation environment in the solar system.
To meet the conditions, the spacecraft was protected with special radiation-cured wiring and sensor shielding.
The most important ‘brain’ – the spacecraft’s flight computer – was housed in an armored titanium vault and weighs nearly 172 kilos.
The vessel is expected to study the composition of the planet’s atmosphere until 2021.