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Snapshots From the Meeting

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Science  27 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5799, pp. 590
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5799.590b

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA-- Snapshots from the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences meeting, held here from 8 to 13 October, include three unrelated reports about just how frequent--and recent--catastrophic collisions have been in our crowded solar system as well as confirmation that a horrendous storm of giant impactors 700 million years after the solar system's formation created the "man in the moon." (Read more.)