Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Rockfalls on the moon leave their mark on the surface. A map of 136,610 rockfalls indicates that asteroid impacts are a likely cause.
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Simulations may solve the mystery of why some asteroids like Bennu have a "spinning top" shape. The work points to the origins of these kinds of asteroids.
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MIT engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid.
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Like a real life version of the game Asteroids, the majority of stars will become so luminous that their light causes asteroids to break into smaller bits.
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