Monthly Archives: March 2021

Is the asteroid belt what remains of an obliterated planet?

“In this context, we sometimes call the asteroid belt the blood spatter of the solar system.” Come or go? The story of the unknown origin of the asteroid belt, a gigantic minefield of space rocks orbiting the Sun beyond Mars, has long fascinated and intrigued scientists. Two leading theories – that asteroids are either the […]

The asteroid belt: wreckage of a destroyed planet or something else?

As a result, thought began to evolve towards the idea that the asteroid belt was full of planetesimals, or pieces of a planet that had not formed or formed. But the problem with this theory is that there just isn’t enough material in the belt to create such mass. Ceres is the belt’s largest asteroid, […]