What would really happen if you landed on an asteroid?

Asteroids look and behave very differently from the way they are depicted in sci-fi

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The following is an extract from our Lost in Space-Time newsletter. Each month, we hand over the keyboard to a physicist or two to tell you about fascinating ideas from their corner of the universe. You can sign up for Lost in Space-Time for free here.

“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into,” you think to yourself as you explore your new surroundings. “‘Into’ – that’s funny, it literally is ‘into’.” …

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