Notes for editors

13 October 2010

Asteroid P/2010 A2 was discovered by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) on 6 January 2010. LINEAR is an MIT Lincoln Laboratory programme, funded by the United States Air Force and NASA.

For more information

“A collision in 2009 as the origin of the debris trail of asteroid P/2010 A2” by C. Snodgrass et al. will be published in Nature, 14 October 2010

“Newly disrupted main belt asteroid P/2010 A2” by D. Jewitt et al. will be published in Nature, 14 October 2010

Colin Snodgrass
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Tel: +49 5556 979 358
Email: snodgrass@mps.mpg.de

Rita Schulz, ESA Rosetta Project Scientist
Research & Scientific Support Department
Directorate of Science & Robotic Exploration
ESTEC, The Netherlands
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Email: rschulz@rssd.esa.int

Jessica Agarwal, Former ESA Research Fellow
c/o Clare Bingham
Research & Scientific Support Department
Directorate of Science & Robotic Exploration
ESTEC, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 565 3553
Email: Clare.Bingham@esa.int

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