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Thread: Carbon-rich asteroid found in the Kuiper Belt, hints at Solar System formation model

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    Carbon-rich asteroid found in the Kuiper Belt, hints at Solar System formation model

    According to the BBC, asteroid 2004 EW95 is not just carbon-rich but also contains minerals known as phyllosilicates - a family which includes clay and talc, and which apparently could only have been formed if the water ice on its surface had once been a liquid...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44054344

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    Interesting addition to the evidence supporting early gas giant migration.

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    Has no one told them the pay out is garbage for asteroid belts? NOOOOOOO ONE in their right mind bothers to scan them.