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Title: 1620 Geographos and 433 Eros: Shaped by Planetary Tides
Authors: Bottke, William F. Jr.
Richardson, Derek C.
Michel, Patrick
Love, Stanley G.
Issue Date: Nov-1997
Citation: Foreign
Abstract: Until recently, most asteroids were thought to be solid bodies whose shapes were determined largely by collisions with other asteroids. It now seems that many asteroids are little more than rubble piles, held together by self-gravity; this means that their shapes may be strongly affected by tides during close encounters with planets.
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