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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2003 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 4-8
<p>A chunk of ice and rock 10 kilometers wide drifted through space. As part of leftover cosmic debris on the outskirts of a solar system billions of years old, the rock circled until a passing planet's gravity nudged it off course just enough to trace a new orbit, one that periodically carried it closer to its central star. Solar radiation washed over the rock, setting it aglow.</p>
Pam Frost Gorder, Anne Jacobson, "News", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 5, no. , pp. 4-8, March/April 2003, doi:10.1109/MCISE.2003.1182954
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