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Passing near Earth changes colour of asteroids

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I found this article on BBC website

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8468999.stm

The claim is that near earth asteroids' surfaces are upset by gravitational forces and exposes new surface that haven't redened over time. Claims that this helps explain colour difference between asteroids and meteorites.

An interesting read for asteroid and meteorite fans.

Not enough info here to convince me - I would like to read the full report in Nature.

Mark
13 years 1 week ago #83307

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