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Raw sunlight is going to cause our asteroid belt to spin itself to death by YORPing – but not for another six billion years

AIBailey
WTF?

This affects asteroids between 1 and 100 metres in diameter, and a rotation of once every 2 hours will "rip them apart"?

What am I missing here - that doesn't sound particularly violent for an object of that scale, especially if an asteroid is mostly solid rock.

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