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NASA’s Webb Will Study the ‘Building Blocks’ of Our Solar System

21 May 2020, 14:00 UTC
NASA’s Webb Will Study the ‘Building Blocks’ of Our Solar System

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Millions of asteroids roam our solar system. Many are clustered between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt while another group, known as Trojans, both lead and follow Jupiter. What can these chunks of rock, which zip around the solar system like race cars, tell us about the formation of the solar system? Upcoming research with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, led by Andrew S. Rivkin of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will yield new data that will help astronomers begin to unravel these mysteries.

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