Analysis of asteroids like Lutetia was used in the Josef Hanuš-led paper on asteroid thermophysical modeling. Lutetia is a large main belt asteroid about 62 miles (100 kilometers) in diameter. Lutetia was visited by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft in 2010. Credits: ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

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Artist's concept of a near-Earth object. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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This picture is one of the first images returned by Dawn in more than a year, as Dawn moves to its lowest-ever and final orbit around Ceres. Dawn captured this view on May 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 270 miles (440 kilometers). Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

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This artist’s impression shows the exiled asteroid 2004 EW95, the first carbon-rich asteroid confirmed to exist in the Kuiper Belt and a relic of the primordial Solar System. This curious object likely formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and must have been transported billions of kilometres from its origin to its current home in the Kuiper Belt. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Artist’s impression of a solar-powered satellite on a mining mission. NASA

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shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first four years following its restart in December 2013. Green dots represent near-Earth objects. Gray dots represent all other asteroids which are mainly in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Yellow squares represent comets. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/PSI

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An illustration of ‘Oumuamua, the first object we’ve ever seen pass through our own solar system that has interstellar origins. Credits: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser

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This image of a vapor trail was captured about 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the Chelyabinsk meteor event, about one minute after the house-sized asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere. Credits: Alex Alishevskikh

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Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet. solarseven/Shutterstock.com

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Artist’s illustration of planet formation. Image credit: NASA / Lynette Cook

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The 2017 Geminids as seen from Ecuador, against the backdrop of the splendid Milky Way (centre) and the Large Magellanic Cloud (right). Flickr/David Meyer, CC BY-NC-ND

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