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Friday, 19 February 2016

Mystery of Disappearing Asteroids Solved

Mystery of Disappearing Asteroids Solved

Mystery of disappearing asteroids solved.
by University of Hawaii at Manoa's Institute
for Astronomy, Honolulu, February 17, 2016
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/02/mystery-of-disappearing-asteroids-solved
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/disintegrating_asteroids/

A new study finds that most asteroids and
comets are destroyed in a drawn out, long
hot fizzle, much farther from the Sun than
previously thought."

The paper is:

Granvik, M., A. Morbidelli, R. Jedicke, B. Bolin, W. F. Bottke,
E. Beshore, D. Vokrouhlický, M. Delbo, and P/ Michel, 2016.
Super-catastrophic disruption of asteroids at small perihelion
distances. Nature. vol. 530, no. 7590, pp. 303–306
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v530/n7590/full/nature16934.html

Yours,

Paul H.

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