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Fraser
2013-Jun-04, 02:10 AM
A strange comet-like object discovered in 2010 ended up being an asteroid that had been the victim of a head-on collision from another space rock. The object created a bit of buzz because of its mysterious X-shaped debris pattern and long, trailing streamers of dust. Named P/2010 A2 (LINEAR), the object is located in the [...]

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ASTRO BOY
2013-Jun-04, 06:21 AM
Great article as usual, but don't all comets end up being Asteroids eventually?

grapes
2013-Jun-04, 08:44 AM
A comet made of ice, for instance, will continue to lose material until it is nothing. Is that what you mean?

ASTRO BOY
2013-Jun-04, 09:26 AM
A comet made of ice, for instance, will continue to lose material until it is nothing. Is that what you mean?

I was under the impression that they mostly had a rocky core....