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Asteroid fragments could hint at the origin of the solar system

5 Oct 2012, 00:36 UTC
Asteroid fragments could hint at the origin of the solar system
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The tiny pieces of rock -- at 50-100 micrometers smaller than a human hair -- have been captured from asteroid Itokawa by the Japanese mission Hayabusa. They were carefully unpacked by experts at the University's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.
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