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Asteroids and Comets


Asteroids and comets are thought to be remnant material from the processes of formation and initial development of planets. Due to their peculiar dynamical and physical properties, such as small size,...
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the Institute of Planetary Research carries out and supports research programs on the internal structure, formation and evolution of the planets, their moons, and asteroids and comets. Techniques empl...
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Rosetta spacecraft returns unique glimpses of asteroid Lutetia


10 July 2010
The European Rosetta spacecraft has achieved a further milestone on its journey to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. On 10 July 2010 at 17:45 CEST, the orbiter flew past a...
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Asteroid Belt


The strong gravitational attraction of Jupiter prevented the formation of planets in the region that is currently occupied by the main asteroid belt. But the drama of the arrested planetary developmen...
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Asteroid Belt


The strong gravitational attraction of Jupiter prevented the formation of planets in the region that is currently occupied by the main asteroid belt. But the drama of the arrested planetary developmen...
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Icy Satellites


Small, mid-sized and planet-sized moons in orbit around the four giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are abundant in the outer Solar System. These bodies are different from the terrestri...
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