Primitive Asteroids In Main Asteroid Belt May Have Formed Far From The Sun

Researchers collected this micrometeorite in the vicinity of CONCORDIA station in central Antarctica (Dome C, 73°S, 123°E). (Credit: CSNSM-Orsay-CNRS / IPEV)

Researchers collected this micrometeorite in the vicinity of CONCORDIA station in central Antarctica (Dome C, 73°S, 123°E). (Credit: CSNSM-Orsay-CNRS / IPEV)

According to an international team of astronomers led by scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) many of the objects found today in the asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter may have formed in the outermost reaches of the solar system.

It  seems  that approximately 3.9 billion years ago, the giant planets of our solar system — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — rearranged themselves in a tumultuous spasm.

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