Jupiter’s massive gravity pushed eccentric Ceres into the asteroid belt

A new computer simulation suggests that the dwarf planet Ceres may have been slammed by the gravitational pull of gas giant Jupiter toward the sun during the turbulent age of planet formation 4.5 billion years ago.

There was always something out of place Ceres. Ceres is 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) wide, and is the largest object in the world asteroid beltthe region between the orbits of Mars And Jupiter where space rocks (Most of them are only tens or hundreds of meters in size and oddly shaped) They congregate.