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New Study Finds Evidence of the Origin of Metal-Rich Near-Earth Asteroids

2 Jan 2022, 07:05 UTC
New Study Finds Evidence of the Origin of Metal-Rich Near-Earth Asteroids University of Arizona

Little is known about the population of metal-rich Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), their number, origin, and relationship with meteorites found on Earth. A new paper by Planetary Science Institute Associate Research Scientist Juan Sanchez explains how near-infrared spectroscopic data of two NEAs reveals new information about the composition and physical properties of these bodies. 

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