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RARE ASTEROIDS SHOWING STRANGE “ACTIVITY” ARE CHALLENGING EXISTING THEORIES ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM

The Debrief

By MICAH HANKS · MARCH 16, 2024

Fifteen rare asteroids showcasing very unusual “active” properties have been detected as part of an ongoing international volunteer effort to unravel the mysteries of a peculiar variety of space objects.

The asteroids were spotted amid 430,000 images during an effort comprising more than 8000 volunteers who scoured images from the Dark Energy Camera, or DECam, on Chile’s Victor M. Blanco telescope.

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