Missing Asteroid Mystery Mitigated

01 March 2009
Posted by Chris Smith.

There are asteroids missing from the belt between Mars and Jupiter, and now researchers think they were shoved out of place by two of our solar system's gas giants - Jupiter and Saturn, as they assumed their current orbit some 4 billion years ago.

So the missing pieces of our asteroid belt can help us to fill in some of the missing pieces of the history of our solar system!

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