Scientists discover a cliff of more than one kilometer in the solar system
Scientists from the Japanese National Astronomical Observatory discovered a 1.3-mile rock across the Kuiper Belt, a nearby drive orbiting the sun. The discovery was published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
According to the middle RT, there are small bodies in this belt that are believed to be the remnants of the solar system, and scientists are studying to get more details about the evolution of our system and how the planets are formed.
To detect this body, the researchers used a technique called "star formation". The astronomer, Ko Arimatsu, installed several telescopes on the roof of a school on the island of Miako, Okinawa, where he studied two thousand stars for sixty hours.
When reviewing the collected information, they noticed that the star was hidden from a building 1.3 km wide. It is the first body discovered by this type and it seems to indicate that there are more rocks like this one.
"If this is a real object detection in the Kuiper belt, this implies that the planesimals before their uncontrolled growth stage become objects of a kilometer in the primordial external solar system and remain an important population in the current Kuiper belt," Arimatzu said, according to the site of the Universe today.