Jan 25, 2023

“Rubble pile” asteroids may be surprisingly hard to destroy — study

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks

When Japan’s Hayabusa mission traveled to asteroid Itokawa, it collected samples. These successfully reached Earth in 2010.

Near Earth asteroid Itokawa is a rubble pile that formed more than four billion years ago, a new study found. So, these asteroids might be resilient to demise.

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