Here’s the impact a super-Earth would have on our solar system

What would happen if we had an extra planet in our solar system? Not marginally like the hypothetical planet nine far behind Pluto but right in the middle of Mars and Jupiter?

Such a world would devastate the orbits of most planets, according to new research simulating a super earth — a term used for worlds more massive than Earth but lighter than gas giants — and chronicled the fates of all eight planets. The results show that minute changes in the orbit of Jupiter, which is more massive than all other planets combined, have profound and devastating effects on the finely balanced orbits of other planets.

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