The world stopped in 2020, but in the minds of Technion researchers, the flow of discovery went on. In defiance, they continued to reveal the wonders of science. In alliance, they showed the promise of opening up from lockdown to inspire, support, and enlighten.
A model developed at the Technion Faculty of Physics, together with German scientists sets eyes on the unique properties of Arrokoth – the most distant object ever seen in the solar system. The research deepens understanding of the early stage of the formation of the solar system, and sheds light on the formation of Kuiper Belt objects at the solar system’s edge. Published in Nature, the research was led by PhD student Evgeni Grishin, postdoc Dr. Uri Malamud, and their supervisor Prof. Hagai Perets, in collaboration with the German research group in Tübingen.