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In Hot Pursuit of Asteroids

Scientists estimate that every few hundred thousand years an asteroid capable of causing global catastrophe careens dangerously close to Earth. Yet asteroids are, in fact, incredibly useful objects by which to study the very beginnings of the Solar System.

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