Life on Earth Would Be Impossible Without Them

No, it is not the name of a band from the 1950s. "Jumping Jupiter and the comets" refers to recently discovered features of solar system design that make advanced life possible on Earth. In an effort to understand the solar system's formation, scientists continuously devise models to explain how the planets ended up in their current positions. For advanced life to be possible, a host planet like Earth must receive specified resources (water is one of...


is an astrophysicist and the founder and president of the science-faith think tank Reasons to Believe (RTB).

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #32, Spring 2015 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |