Asteroid Could Yield Clues About Formation of Earth

Asteroid Could Yield Clues About Formation of Earth

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Emily Baldwin, deputy editor of Astronomy Now magazine, said the asteroid, which is known as 2005 YU55, posed no threat. She told the Sunday Times: “It is a great opportunity to make close-up, detailed observations. Studies of asteroids are important not only to learn about the potential threat an impact may have on Earth but also to understand the history of our solar system.” Analyzing what the rock is made of could help scientists understand how our planet was formed, she added.

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