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How A New Family Tree of Space Rocks Could Better Protect Earth - Universe Today
In perhaps the neatest astronomical application of geneology yet, astronomers found 28 “hidden” families of asteroids that could eventually show them how some rocks get into orbits that skirt the Earth’s path in space. From scanning millions of snapshots of asteroid heat signatures in the infrared, these groups popped out in an all-sky survey of … Continue reading "How A New Family Tree of Space Rocks Could Better Protect Earth"