In Pictures: The sizzling world of asteroids

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Planetary Resources Rendezvous Prospector will conduct missions to more distant asteroids. Orbiting the asteroid, the Rendezvous Prospector will collect data on the asteroid’s shape, rotation, density, and surface and sub-surface composition. Rendezvous Prospector also results in the creation and demonstration of a low-cost interplanetary spacecraft capability, of interest to potential customers such as NASA, scientific agencies, or other private exploratory organizations, the company says.

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