August 22, 2007
'Roid Refactoring

Scientists may have discovered an entirely new type of asteroid. Two objects, (7472) Kumakiri and (10537) 1991 RY16, contain basalt, a mineral which should be abundant in the belt but isn't. If scientists can prove these objects originated from previously-known sources (such as the astronomical body Vesta), then all is well. If not, back to the drawing board yet again.

Posted by scott at August 22, 2007 12:32 PM

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We put the 'ass' back in asteroids...

Posted by: Mark on August 22, 2007 01:21 PM
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