If you ever wondered why our climate is in a certain way, it turns out we are being influenced from outer space. For quite a long time, researchers have been assuming that Jupiter and Venus are issuing a gravitational pull on our planet that is influencing our life and climate. Now, they have finally managed to prove it through a new study.
Jupiter and Venus seem to be issuing a combined gravitational pull on Earth
Venus is the closest planet to ours, while Jupiter is the biggest one in the Solar System. Therefore, it is understandable that they should have some influence on Earth. Now, researchers have developed a study saying their gravitational pull slowly affects our life forms and climate. This should happen during a lengthy cycle that lasts about 405,000 years.
Venus is not such big of a planet to have a huge impact on us. However, its gravity combined with the gravity of Jupiter seem to produce some small disruptions of our orbit. As a result, whenever seasons are changing, we might perceive more intense effects. This means our summers are getting hotter, winters are getting colder, and storms occur more often.
This gravitational pull might have an influence on climate change
This sounds quite familiar. After a few observations, researchers concluded we are currently facing the peak of the Jupiter and Venus cycle. They also say this cycle has been happening for the past 215 million years. Therefore, many of the major events that happened throughout history could have been a result of this gravitational pull issued by Jupiter and Venus.
However, this influence on climate is more or less a speculation. While the phenomenon could have produced some changes, it’s a bit far-fetched to blame it for climate change. There are many other factors that contribute to it, and our carbon dioxide emissions probably make the top of the list. However, we still shouldn’t dismiss it as completely impossible.
The study on the gravitational pull of Jupiter and Venus was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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