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UMd-Led Team Finds Ancient Asteroids Formed at Solar System's Start
March 20, 2008
Using visible and infrared data collected from telescopes on Hawaii's Mauna Kea, a team of scientists, led by the University of Maryland's Jessica Sunshine, have identified three asteroids that appear to be among our solar system's oldest objects.
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