- Jul 8, 2003
2 Red Objects Were Found in the Asteroid Belt. They Shouldn’t Be There.
Two red things are hiding in a part of the solar system where they shouldn’t be.
Scientists led by Sunao Hasegawa from JAXA, the Japanese space agency, reported in The Astrophysical Journal Letters on Monday that two objects spotted in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter appear to have originated beyond Neptune. The discoveries could one day provide direct evidence of the chaos that existed in the early solar system.