Big bad asteroid is apparently a pile of rubble, but what’s holding it together?

August 13, 2014 10:36 PM

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Big bad asteroid is apparently a pile of rubble, but what’s holding it together?

Weak atomic forces may be helping hold rapidly spinning asteroid together, astronomers say. Finding may suggest how to deal with similar fragile astroids with risk of Earth impact, they say.(Photo : NASA/JPL)

Weak atomic forces may be helping hold rapidly spinning asteroid together, astronomers say. Finding may suggest how to deal with similar fragile astroids with risk of Earth impact, they say.

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