Asteroids are the leftover rocky materials from the formation of the Solar System that reside primarily in a broad belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This lecture reviews the physical and orbital properties of Asteroids, and discusses the role of Jupiter and orbital resonances in dynamically sculpting the Main Belt of Asteroids. Once again, we see how the history of the dynamical evolution of our Solar System is written in the orbits of its members. Recorded 2007 Nov 26 in 1000 McPherson Lab on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.
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Asteroids are the leftover rocky materials from the formation of the Solar System that reside primarily in a broad belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This lecture reviews the physical and orbital properties of Asteroids, and discusses the role of Jupiter and orbital resonances in dynamically sculpting the Main Belt of Asteroids. Once again, we see how the history of the dynamical evolution of our Solar System is written in the orbits of its members. Recorded 2007 Nov 26 in 1000 McPherson Lab on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University.
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