Caption: Animation of a collision between two asteroids, producing a flash of melting and a shower of smaller chunks of rock. Collisions between smaller bodies like this can form larger ones, or a large number of smaller bodies, some of which may have a course that could impact Earth.

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Keywords: asteroid, asteroid belt, asteroids, astronomical, astronomy, breaking up, colliding, collision, energy, flash, heating, hitting, hot, impact, impacting, molten, outer, planetary science, rock, rocks, rocky, smash, smashing, solar system, space

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Asteroids colliding

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Duration: 00:00:48

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

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Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 570.5M


Capture format: QuickTime Animation

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File size: 570.5M

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