Artist’s impression of exiled asteroid 2004 EW95

This artist’s impression shows the exiled asteroid 2004 EW95, the first carbon-rich asteroid confirmed to exist in the Kuiper Belt and a relic of the primordial Solar System. This curious object likely formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and must have been transported billions of kilometres from its origin to its current home in the Kuiper Belt.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1814a
Type:Artwork
Release date:9 May 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1814
Size:5981 x 3971 px

About the Object

Name:2004 EW95
Type:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:Illustrations
Solar System

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