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Rubble-pile asteroids are ‘large area cushions’ that stay ceaselessly

A diamond is ceaselessly? Inform that to a rubble-pile asteroid.

The asteroid Itokawa is a pile of rocky particles 1,640 ft (500 meters) lengthy. Some name it peanut-shaped; Others say it resembles a sea otter, full with a head, neck and physique. No matter Itokawa might appear to be, new analysis means that it has remained pristinely intact — regardless of incessant asteroid bombardment within the interior photo voltaic systembecause it shaped greater than 4.2 billion years in the past. The discovering could also be essential for any future mission designed to guard Earth from a rubble-pile asteroid, the researchers argue.

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