Tracked asteroid debris collected
Debris from an asteroid tracked as it fell to Earth has been recovered by scientists for the first time, a report in the science journal Nature says.
Nearly 50 fragments of the asteroid were collected from the desert in Sudan where it fell last October.
Scientists say the discovery offers a unique opportunity to study the asteroid’s route and chemical make-up.
It will also give new insights into how to tackle any larger asteroids heading towards Earth in the future.
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