New ‘jewel’ in the solar system
... PARIS: European scientists were jubilant today after the pride of their space fleet, racing towards a rendezvous with a comet in 2014, enjoyed a close encounter with an asteroid likened to a "diamond in the sky." ... [full article
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Astronomers Find Unusual New Denizen Of The Solar System
... A "minor planet" with the prosaic name 2006 SQ372 is just over two billion miles from Earth, a bit closer than the planet Neptune. But this lump of ice and rock is beginning the return leg of a 22,500-year journey that will take it to a distance of 150 billion miles, ... [full article
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