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Eros Is Relic Of Solar System's Birth Says Cornell Researcher, As NASA Spacecraft Obtains First Snapshot Of An Asteroid's Chemical Makeup

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May 31, 2000
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Shortly before the Memorial Day weekend, NASA's mission to orbit and study a distant asteroid presented researchers with a glimpse of the birth of the solar system. The spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Eros nearly 100 million miles from Earth was, for the first time, able to reveal, through a brief "snapshot," the chemical composition of an asteroid.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Shortly before the Memorial Day weekend, NASA's mission to orbit and study a distant asteroid presented researchers with a glimpse of the birth of the solar system.


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Cornell University. "Eros Is Relic Of Solar System's Birth Says Cornell Researcher, As NASA Spacecraft Obtains First Snapshot Of An Asteroid's Chemical Makeup." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 May 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000531072057.htm>.
Cornell University. (2000, May 31). Eros Is Relic Of Solar System's Birth Says Cornell Researcher, As NASA Spacecraft Obtains First Snapshot Of An Asteroid's Chemical Makeup. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000531072057.htm
Cornell University. "Eros Is Relic Of Solar System's Birth Says Cornell Researcher, As NASA Spacecraft Obtains First Snapshot Of An Asteroid's Chemical Makeup." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000531072057.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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