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Roughed Up and Far From Home

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Science  31 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5769, pp. 1859
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5769.1859b

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HOUSTON, TEXAS-- Hayabusa team members reported at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held here from 13 to 17 March, that half-kilometer-long asteroid Itokawa shows every sign of having been smashed into bits over the eons and reassembled--which now appears to be the likely fate of all small asteroids. (Read more.)