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Fraser
2010-Jan-20, 06:50 PM
An asteroid's orbit can be altered if it travels in the vicinity of Earth. But astronomers are finding the effects Earth has on space rocks go far beyond just orbital alterations. Richard Binzel of MIT says that Earth has considerable influence on asteroids and from a distance much larger than previously thought. [...]

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