About The Author

Alexey is a senior researcher at Yaroslavl State University, Yaroslavl, Russia.

Studying Very Young Asteroid Families

The asteroid main belt lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in a range of semimajor axis 2.0-4.0 AU. It consists of more than 500,000 asteroids. Evidently, collisional and destructive processes were very common during the main belt’s history. The remnants of these processes are the asteroid families. Asteroid families are groups of minor