In Pictures: The sizzling world of asteroids

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NASA spaceship found the mysterious heart of Eros just in time for Valentine's Day 2000. Shortly before the orbit began, NEAR detected a curious feature on the 21-mile (33.6 km)-long asteroid's surface: a narrow heart that looks like a beauty mark at the lower end of the space rock.

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