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Fast delivery of meteorites to Earth after a major asteroid collision.

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Very large collisions in the asteroid belt could lead temporarily to a substantial increase in the rate of impacts of meteorites on Earth. Orbital simulations predict that fragments from such events may arrive considerably faster than the typical transit times of meteorites falling today, because in some large impacts part of the debris is transferred directly into a resonant orbit with Jupiter. Such an efficient meteorite delivery track, however, has not been verified. Here we report high-se...

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10.1038/nature02736

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Nature More from this journal
Volume:
430
Issue:
6997
Pages:
323-325
Publication date:
2004-07-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:152095
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uuid:087be5f8-741f-48c1-be4f-27a889713832
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pubs:152095
Source identifiers:
152095
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2012-12-19

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