Scientists from the USA and France created a computer model of the development of the Solar System with a focus on Jupiter and the nature of its satellites. Evidence suggests that Saturn could play an important role in creating the largest moons of Jupiter.
Most space scientists agree that almost all the small satellites of Jupiter have arrived in our system from other places. But Ganymede, Io, Callisto and Europe appeared already near the planet. However, there is a problem. How could they have been formed from neighboring material if Jupiter cleared the path around the Sun with a powerful gravitational pull during its formation? To solve the problem, scientists have created a new model. The simulation showed that support from Saturn could play a role in creating the moons of Jupiter. The planet is close to the gas giant, and therefore could affect the material in the orbital path of Jupiter and help it to unite into 4 large satellites.
If further research confirms the simulation, the results can affect the study of other solar systems in which there are many planets and where the process could repeat. This scenario perfectly explains the emergence of 4 satellites, but still have to find out why they consist of different materials.