Professors Steven Goderis and Philippe Claeys, co-authored a paper with colleagues from Open University in the UK and Dr Lidia Pittarello (former AMGC post-doc now at Museum of Natural History, Vienna) published this week in Nature Astronomy on the formation and migration of gas-giant planet Jupiter. The work is based on Angrite meteorites, collected during the Belgian - Japanese missions in Antarctica, these are among the oldest materials in the Solar System. PhD student Ben Rider-Stokes from Open University analysed the oxygen stable isotope signature of these meteorites showing that angrites record evidence for two bodies colliding and mixing together at the time of Jupiter formation. It is speculated that gravitational disruption of Jupiter caused this impact by creating chaos in this part of the Solar System sending different bodies on collision courses.
Read the paper here. and check it on Twitter. The research received media attention: NationalNewsUK; Oxford Mail; SkyNews, VRT (excellent article in Dutch) all the way to the Japanese news. You can also watch the Open University video on YouTube