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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:51 PM
Asteroids' close encounters with Mars Scientists find that Mars, not Earth, shakes up some near-Earth asteroids.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology said:
For nearly as long as astronomers have been able to observe asteroids, a question has gone unanswered: Why do the surfaces of most asteroids appear redder than meteorites — the remnants of asteroids that have crashed to Earth?
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