Method for decoding asteroid interiors could help aim asteroid-deflecting missions



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MIT astronomers have found a way to determine an asteroid’s interior structure based on how its spin changes during a close encounter with Earth. The tool may improve the aim of future asteroid-targeting missions like the recent DART mission. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL.


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