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post Mar 14 2007, 09:14 PM
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Mike Brown ... and his team discovered that five small Kuiper belt objects were travelling in similar orbits to 2003 EL61, the third-largest KBO ever found. The discovery hinted that the five pieces are fragments that split off after an ancient collision.
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- Icy chips off the old asteroid block


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post Sep 5 2007, 09:18 PM
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Nice teaser in that abstract about fresh surfaces being incompatible with the derived age of the 2003EL61 group. Is he trying to imply active cryovolcanic processes on the larger KBOs, perhaps...? huh.gif


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