Study Puts Solar Spin on Asteroids, their Moons & Earth Impacts

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 12:28 in Astronomy & Space

Asteroids with moons, which scientists call binary asteroids, are common in the solar system. A longstanding question has been how most such moons are formed. A trio of astronomers from Maryland and France say the surprising answer is sunlight. Their findings match observations and give information important for deflecting threatening asteroids away from Earth.

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