Reply to post: Snowballs

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

ClockworkOwl

Snowballs

They're not very solid, mostly being made of rocks, gravel and dust glued together with ice.

Ice is also an odd substance in space, hard but fragile, and interspersed with pockets of frozen gas...

It only takes a little warming to see some of them start disintegrating.

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