Faraway comet spins into the light
The 6-hour spin cycle of a grayish-blue ball of ice orbiting the sun out beyond Neptune and Pluto may hold clues to the formation of the solar system.
1998. First rotation period of a Kuiper Belt object measured. ESO Workshop on Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System. Press Release. November. Garching.
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