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More on asteroids Jupiter’s gravity disrupts the orbits of asteroids with periods of an integer fraction of Jupiter’s. orbital resonances created gaps… like in Saturn’s rings known as the Kirkwood gaps explains why no planet formed in the asteroid belt Composition Three categories: very dark asteroids which contain Carbon-rich materials found in outer regions of the asteroid belt
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Unformatted text preview: brighter asteroids which contain rocky materials found in inner regions of the asteroid belt asteroids which contain metals such as Iron Brighter asteroids which contain rocky materials (S-class). asteroids which contain metals such as Iron (M-Class). Very dark asteroids which contain Carbon-rich materials (C-Class)....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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