Mystery of the missing asteroids: Near-earth objects are NOT destroyed by plunging into the sun - so where do they go?
|Posted by George Freund on February 18, 2016|
Granvik and his international team of researchers set out at first to construct a state-of-the-art model of the NEO population to help plan future asteroid surveys and spacecraft missions. They ended up discovering the solar system works differently to how we previously believed
Most of the objects originate in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter
The researchers looked at almost 9,000 asteroids in about 100,000 images
Darker asteroids are more easily destroyed than brighter ones
The next big question is what actually causes their destruction
An interesting conundrum. Maybe they were never there or the Sun isn't what they told us it was. The flat earth theory says we have a heliocentric Sun. Science is tending to prove it it seems.