Ancient Sky Rocks and an Unblemished Eros

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Science  05 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5540, pp. 39
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5540.39

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The events of 11 September distracted but did not disrupt the annual meeting of the international Meteoritical Society, held that week in Rome at the Vatican's Pontifical Gregorian University. Attendees heard about an ancient asteroid shower being excavated in Sweden and the mysterious smoothness of the surface of asteroid Eros.