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Crater Shake: Tremors erased asteroid's topography

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12:12pm, July 20, 2005

The equivalent of a gigantic shiver might have reduced the number of small craters found on the surface of the asteroid Eros. Astronomers analyzing the asteroid's surprisingly smooth complexion say that seismic shock waves from a large meteor strike appear to have turned the craters into flat fields of rubble.

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