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Asteroid Archaeology: Reconstructing the Disintegration of Asteroid P/2010 A2

Paper Title: Dynamics of Large Fragments in the Tail of Active Asteroid P/2010 A2 Authors: Jessica Agarwal, David Jewitt, and Harold Weaver First Author’s Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany Journal: The Astrophysical Journal (Accepted) Introduction In January 2010, the LINEAR survey make a remarkable detection: it discovered an asteroid with a […]

A Universal Clock Skewed by … Asteroids?

We’ve detected planets around pulsars before, but this pulsar has an even stranger signal. Could it be due to an asteroid belt similar to the one in our solar system orbiting it?

Asteroid vs. White Dwarf

What happens when an asteroid and a white dwarf (WD) meet? The asteroid doesn’t get the better end of the deal — and the WD might end up with a brand new debris disk.

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