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Fraser
2005-Sep-16, 05:39 PM
SUMMARY: Planets in the inner Solar System suffered two devastating periods of asteroid bombardment. Scientists are fairly certain that the early period came from asteroids identical to the space rocks in the current main belt between Mars and Jupiter. The second period is a bit of a mystery, though. Scientists now think that there was a period at the end of planetary formation when the giant planets swept up leftover material and hurled much outwards, but also some towards the inner Solar System.

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iron4
2005-Sep-16, 08:34 PM
Jupiter flinging stones against us little poor rocky planets? That is called abuse... A revenge is the answer