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A Passion for the Little Things Among the Planets

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Science  24 Nov 1989:
Vol. 246, Issue 4933, pp. 998
DOI: 10.1126/science.246.4933.998


If mass were the only criterion, asteroids, satellites, and the smallest planet, Pluto, would not rate much attention. But they often held center stage early this month when planetary scientists gathered in Providence, Rhode Island, for the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Science of the American Astronomical Society. Here is a selection of the news about the lesser bodies that so many researchers hold dear.

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