Scientists: Jupiter became a giant, swallowing other planets

Jupiter is a gas giant, but it is not entirely composed of gases. It also has a so-called planetary mass,

which is not visible. The researchers suggest that it appeared due to the fact that while Jupiter was growing, he was absorbing other planets around him. This is what allowed him to become so huge. Discuss

However, worry that Jupiter will soonwill begin to devour the rest of the planets in the vicinity is not worth it. According to NASA, the planet "settled down" about four billion years ago and has stuck to its orbit ever since.

Jupiter is also at a distance on average800 million kilometers from Earth, so even if it starts pulling material towards it (which it won't), we'll be at a pretty safe distance.