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Introduction

  • Rogelio Daniel AcevedoEmail author
  • Maximiliano C. L. Rocca
  • Víctor Manuel García
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

Today, it is clear that the interplanetary space between the planets of our Solar System is not a perfect void. Millions of small bodies are present there orbiting our Sun together with the large objects. If the small bodies are bigger than 100 m in diameter and they are composed of rocks and/or metals then they are called as asteroids.

Keywords

Solar System Interplanetary Space Geological Timescale Iron Meteorite Mafic Silicate 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maximiliano C. L. Rocca
    • 2
  • Víctor Manuel García
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasTierra del FuegoArgentina
  2. 2.The Planetary SocietyCiudad de Buenos AiresArgentina

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