Jupiters orbit might have strange effects on Earth.
The new study, which was reported in The Astronomical Journal, hypothesizes that the Earth's largest planet's orbit could change to make some areas of the planet more habitable.
According to them, this change would have to flatten or make Jupiter's orbit more "eccentric."
If it occurred, the planet would approach Earth, altering the orbit of our planet in the process.
The Earth's orbit would occasionally move closer to the Sun as a result of this change in Jupiter's orbit.
During this time, the temperatures in the colder parts of our world would warm to comfortable levels.
Jupiter has a strong gravitational pull due to its size as the largest planet in the Solar System.
This is why Earth's capacity to support life might even increase if its orbit changed but it remained in the same place.
On the other hand, the researchers assert that if Jupiter were to move in the incorrect direction and close in on the Sun, this would have disastrous repercussions for the Earth.
The Earth would tilt as a result, reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches the planet. This would cause temperatures to decrease in more places.