Solar System

Compilation of asteroid images obtained from space probes (By NASA/JPL-Caltech/JAXA/ESA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Compilation of asteroid images obtained from space probes (By NASA/JPL-Caltech/JAXA/ESA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Besides the Sun and the planets, the Solar System as we know it today is also composed of a great number of minor bodies, distributed among three main stable repositories: the main Asteroid belt, the Transeptunian Belt and the Oort Cloud. These object are the remnants of the formation of our Solar System and hold clues to processes that happened on its early stages. Thus, with J-PLUS it will be possible to map the occurrence of water alteration in the present Solar System, which in turn will allow us to put further constraints of the presence of volatiles and of heating processes in the early Solar System.

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