What are some remnant of the formation of the solar system?

1 Answer
Jan 13, 2016

Asteroids, comets, and the Kuiper belt.


Some believe that the asteroid belt is the remnants of an undeveloped planet but no one is certain. What they do know for certain is that the asteroids have existed since the formation of the earth.

The Kuiper Belt is believed to be a field largely made up of ice but also some asteroid type rocks. Pluto exists within this belt for part of its orbit. It is also from here that it is believed comets get knocked out of the belt towards the sun.