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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

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


Paul H.

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