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King of the Gods: Jupiter Dated to Be Oldest Planet in the Solar System

Space Daily Tuesday, 20 June 2017 ()
King of the Gods: Jupiter Dated to Be Oldest Planet in the Solar SystemMoscow (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017

A new study from an international team of astronomers has dated Jupiter for the first time, and their findings suggest that the Gas Giant is the oldest planet in the solar system. Dating a celestial object isn't too difficult, so long as you have a sample of it. The Earth is about 4.543 billion years old, for instance. Jupiter, meanwhile is about 4.599 billion years old, making it 56 milli
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