Discovery of forces that hold together space rocks may help scientists tackle Earth-threatening asteroids

August 14, 2014 11:05 AM

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Asteroids, spinning faster than the laws of physics say should be possible, may be held together by a force easily seen in a glass of water. (Photo : NASA)

Asteroids can rotate faster than they should to be able to remain whole, suggesting an unusual force may be holding the space rocks together.

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