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Rare Asteroid Studied by Hawaiian Scientists - Universe Today
Asteroid 10537 (1991 RY16) is a rarity. It is composed of basaltic rock (i.e. rock that cooled quickly after formation from a molten state) and appears to have evolved independently from the large asteroid Vesta. Vesta suffered a huge impact billions of years ago, and the debris from this collision litters the inner asteroid belt. … Continue reading "Rare Asteroid Studied by Hawaiian Scientists"