posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 06:36 AM
I don't think Earth feels any effects of Jupiter or Saturn, at it's closest to earth Jupiter is over 4 AU away, and Saturn is much further away than
that. Eclipsed by the mass of the Sun which is 4 times closer to earth than the closest we get to Jupiter our own moon has more tug on us and the sun
more than our moon. What Jupiter and Saturn do for us is divert or consume rogue traveling comets that get too close to them, and little else, they
are just too small and way too far away. Maybe about 4 and a half billion years ago Jupiter and Saturn contributed more than they do now to help our
little planet along in developing life, for that you can send out a celestial thanks to them.