Monday, April 27, 2009

Solar Plasma Causes Asteroids to Age Faster Than Thought



Science Daily: Solar Wind Tans Young Asteroids.

ScienceDaily (Apr. 27, 2009) — A new study published in Nature this week reveals that asteroid surfaces age and redden much faster than previously thought — in less than a million years, the blink of an eye for an asteroid. This study has finally confirmed that the solar wind is the most likely cause of very rapid space weathering in asteroids.

5 comments:

Pleroma said...

I was just thinking that maybe you need to change the name of this blog to something like:

Plasma is Mastery
Electricity is Mastery
Aether is Mastery
Reality is Mastery
Empiricism is Mastery

Or etc.

OilIsMastery said...

Good idea.

Not sure which though.

Jeffery Keown said...

Aether?

Quantum_Flux said...

I had no idea that asteroids were aged by their color....surely that must be wrong.

Louis Hissink said...

Really, so they know what an asteroide looks like before it's weathered?