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On the variety of asteroid interiors

On the variety of asteroid interiors

Asteroid interiors in the early solar system – from fluffy snowballs to internal magma oceans In the nascent solar system, the building blocks of terrestrial planets – asteroids of dozens of kilometers in size – were internally heated by the decay of radioactive elements. The amount of radionuclides present in a single asteroid determined its […]

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