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Jupiter is so Big that our Solar System almost had two Suns

21 May 2020, 12:18 UTC
Jupiter is so Big that our Solar System almost had two Suns NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)Acknowledgment: C. Go and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About half of all the star systems in the galaxy are made of pairs or triplets of stars. Our solar system features just one star, the Sun, and a host of (relatively) small planets. But it was almost not the case, and Jupiter got right on the edge of becoming the Sun’s smaller sibling.

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