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Two red objects between Mars and Jupiter may explain how the solar system formed


July 30th, 2021
A group of scientists has discovered two unusually red objects in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, and they may have originated from farther in the solar system. These objects — called 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia — are redder than the reddest known objects in the asteroid belt and may have migrated to the area from beyond Neptune. If that’s true, then they could provide insight into the chaos of the early solar system and into how the solar system as we know it today came to be.

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