TIL the Grand tack hypothesis proposes that Jupiter formed at 3.5 AU (1AU=93million miles), then migrated inward to 1.5 AU, before reversing course due to capturing Saturn in an orbital resonance, eventually halting near its current orbit.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_tack_hypothesis

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  1. 🧐

    I saw some video not too long ago about how the planets will continue to rearrange their orbits over millions of years.

    I had always thought that things would stay pretty much as they are, but apparently that’s not true at all.

  2. It was such a simple explanation when I was younger- the solar wind blew the gas clouds off the nearer planets, ensuring that gas giants would have to be farther out in a stellar system.


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