Category Archives: Asteroid belt

Two strange red rocks live in the asteroid belt, and they don’t belong to it

In the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, it appears that two interplanetary visitors have made their home there. 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia are much redder than any other object we’ve seen lying around in the densely populated area. In fact, according to new research, their profiles are much closer to those of objects […]

Scientists find out how the asteroid belt attacked dinosaurs

How do you track an asteroid that hit Earth over 60 million years ago? Using a combination of geology and computer simulations, at least according to a team of scientists from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). These methods may have enabled them to solve a long-standing mystery in archeology and astronomy: Where did the asteroid […]

Mystery surrounds two red objects found in the asteroid belt

Chennai: Scientists led by Sunao Hasegawa of JAXA, the Japanese space agency, reported Monday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters that two objects spotted in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter appear to have come from beyond Neptune. The discoveries may one day provide direct evidence of the chaos that existed at the start of […]

Scientists find two red objects in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter that shouldn’t be there

When you hear that there is an object in space that shouldn’t be there, the immediate reaction can be panic. But objects found in our solar system’s asteroid belt by a team of scientists are not of concern. On the contrary, they could give us very important clues about the formation of our solar system. […]

Astronomers spot two unusually red objects in the asteroid belt

Artistic interpretation of an asteroid belt. Picture: Nasa They are red, they are big enough, and they have nothing to do in the main asteroid belt, but their discovery confirms the complex conditions in place when the solar system was still forming. New research published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters details the discovery of two […]

Two huge red objects discovered in the asteroid belt

Scientists led by Sunao Hasegawa of JAXA, the Japanese space agency, have reported the discovery of two red objects in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. These intruding objects are believed to be formed beyond Neptune and sort of crept into their current sockets. The objects are asteroids, nicknamed 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia. […]

Scientists surprised by “complex organic matter” objects in the asteroid belt

An unexpected discovery could help us understand where life on Earth comes from. Red rocks A team of astronomers have spotted two mysterious objects in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter that appear to be loaded with organic matter, possibly including the building blocks of life on Earth, The New York Times reports. The […]

2 red objects were found in the asteroid belt. They shouldn’t be there.

The discovery, if correct, would offer evidence of planetary migration at the start of the solar system, particularly in support of an idea called the Nice model, with Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune all moving outward. , and Jupiter slightly inward, over a few hundred million years. . This would have disrupted the organic matter-laden asteroids […]

The asteroid belt of our solar system

Artist’s illustration of the asteroid belt of our solar system. Credit: NASA / McREL Asteroids, sometimes referred to as minor planets, are rocky remnants of the initial formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. The number of currently known asteroids is over a million! Most of this ancient space rubble can be […]

How much water did the asteroid belt send to Earth?

Title: How much water was delivered from the asteroid belt to Earth after it formed? Authors: Rebecca G. Martin, Mario Livio Institution of the first author: University of Nevada Status: Accepted for publication in MNRAS letters, available on arXiv Water is often considered the Earth’s most precious resource, and its vast liquid oceans make Earth […]