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Escaping From the Asteroid Belt

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Science  13 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5430, pp. 1002
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5430.1002b

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Recent observations may have fingered the type of asteroid responsible for most meteorites (see main text). And thanks to progress in orbital dynamics, another mystery may also be yielding: how asteroid debris is slung toward Earth in the first place.