View Full Version : Jupiter, Saturn Plowed Through Asteroids, Study Says

2009-Feb-25, 06:50 PM
* When Mars and Jupiter migrated to their present orbits around 4 billion years ago, they left scars in the asteroid belt that are still visible today. The evidence is unveiled in a new paper in this week's issue of the journal Nature, by planetary scientists David Minton and*Renu Malhotra from the University of Arizona in Tucson. [...]

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Spaceman Dave
2009-Feb-25, 09:48 PM
As the first author of the paper this is in reference to, I'd be happy to answer any questions. Incidentally, the title of the article is a bit misleading: Jupiter and Saturn themselves did not "plow" through the asteroids, their orbital resonances did.

2009-Feb-25, 10:19 PM
Welcome to BAUT, Spaceman Dave, it's an honor to have you here.

The Universe Today blog has a response posted with many questions, particularly of an electrical nature. Maybe you might share your opinion of that? Thanks!