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Updated June 01, 2013
  Internal structure of asteroid

Image: X-ray of a small asteroid.
Small asteroids are not compact blocks but agglomerates made up of many small rocks the size of a pebble to the size of a house. The Asteroid Belt hosts a collection of diverse small asteroids that are lightly stuck together by the force of gravity. They are so weakly agglomerated that one could sink into them his point. The slightest shock would separate the debris.

           
didymos and dimorphos
Planetary defense with didymos and dimorphos...
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