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The Outer Solar System: Asteroids

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What are asteroids? Where are they? Are they dangerous to us? Explores this space body, its place in the solar system, and its potential threat to life on Earth. Discusses the LINEAR Project, which identifies and maps asteroids. Notes that meteorites are pieces of asteroids, and shows where both have hit Earth.

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Runtime: 11 minutes 20 seconds

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