Space dust gives asteroids shape

Tiny particles of space dust bombard asteroids and shape their surface at a microscopic level, scientists have found.

A study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science analysed material from the surface of a near-Earth asteroid. The features discovered provide unprecedented detail about the history of primitive solar bodies.

Continue reading at Cosmos magazine. Originally published 28th February 2012.

 

 

IMAGE: JAXA

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