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Sunlight Exposes Divorcees When Asteroids Split Up

August 25, 2010

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A new study depicts the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter not as a dull zone of dead rocks with an occasional wayward speedster smashing through on its way toward the sun, but as one of slow but steady change, where sunlight gradually drives asteroids to split in two and separate to become independent asteroids among the millions orbiting the sun.  Full Story

University of California, Berkeley

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