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Jupiter has Added a Comet to its Trojan Collection

2 Mar 2021, 19:42 UTC
Jupiter has Added a Comet to its Trojan Collection NASA / JPL / Ian Regan

Jupiter is notorious for capturing objects that venture too close to the gas giant and its enormous pull of gravity. Asteroids known as Jupiter Trojans are a large group of space rocks that have been snared by the planet, which usually remain in a stable orbit near one of the Jupiter’s Lagrangian points.

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