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Primordial Asteroids, And The Stories They Are Telling

7 Aug 2017, 19:36 UTC
Primordial Asteroids, And The Stories They Are Telling NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
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The main asteroid belt of our solar system — with almost two million asteroids a kilometer in diameter orbiting in the region between Mars and Jupiter. There are billions more that are smaller. New research has identified the “family” of a primordial asteroid or planetesimal, one of the oldest ever detected.

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