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Asteroid fragments narrow down timeframe for giant planets’ current orbits


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Asteroid fragments narrow down timeframe for giant planets’ current orbits

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Evidence from the fragments of a destroyed asteroid suggests that the shift in the positions of the giant planets in our Solar System billions of years ago happened between 60-100 million years after Solar System’s formation and could have been key to the formation of our Moon. 

Space scientists led by the University of Leicester have combined evidence from simulations, observations and analysis of meteorites to recreate the orbital instability caused as the giant planets of our Solar System moved into their current locations, known for 20 years as the Nice model.

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