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New study finds how Kleopatra got its moons


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A team of French and American astronomers has found how the asteroid Kleopatra gave birth to two moons probably spawned by the asteroid sometime in the past 100 ... Read more...

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Japanese scientists confirm space probe captured asteroid dust


November 17th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Japanese scientists, who announced in July that they had found something inside Hayabusa's 40cm-wide sample return capsule, have now concluded that the trouble-plagued Hayabusa did return asteroid dust.In ... Read more...

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Mars Express smoothly skims past enigmatic Phobos


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, March 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that Mars Express has smoothly skimmed past Phobos at just 67 km, the closest any manmade object has ever approached Mars' enigmatic moon.The data collected ... Read more...

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Scientists close to unraveling origin of Mars” larger moon


October 17th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Oct 17 (ANI): Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are getting closer to unraveling the origin of Mars'' larger moon, Phobos, thanks to a series of close encounters by ... Read more...

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Sunlight creates asteroids moons by spinning mechanism


July 10th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A trio of astronomers from Maryland in the US, and France, have said that moons that revolve around asteroids (binary asteroids) are formed by sunlight, which can ... Read more...

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