The first asteroid entered the inner belt outside the orbit of Mars.
French and Brazilian scientists explain the formation of the main asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. A study published in Science Advances.
Experts have shown that the asteroid belt was initially almost empty, but in the process of evolution of the Solar system was filled with asteroids, S – and p-type, which form, respectively, the inner and outer edges of the belt.
The first (silicate) asteroids into the inner belt outside the orbit of Mars, and the second (carbon) — out appearance of the orbit of Jupiter. To such conclusions the authors came to the result of computer simulation.
The research confirms one of the popular hypotheses for the origin of the main belt, according to which the latter has arisen as a result of the formation of terrestrial planets and gas giants, not the destruction of a large celestial body.
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