Swarm of Asteroids Orbiting the Sun?


Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Earth from the ISS


“This group of asteroids we hypothesized is probably about 1000-times less well populated than the asteroid belt,” NASA astrophysicist Marc Kuchner at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory, told The Daily Galaxy about a group of 10,000 asteroids discovered co-orbiting the Sun with Venus. “We don’t know if they were all produced in one big break-up event. But if this group is like the main asteroid belt, there probably were some recent breakups in the last few million years that have left their imprint on the dust cloud. By the way…some of these objects will probably work their way into orbits that cross the Earth’s orbit, and become near-Earth asteroids.”