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  • Centaur shapes and the origin of bilobate Jupiter-family comets 

    Safrit, Taylor K. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    The bilobate shape distribution of Jupiter-family comets (JFCs) is of unconstrained origin. One theory is that JFC progenitors become bilobate in the Centaur region, where sublimation of volatiles from object surfaces may ...
  • Monitoring of oil-production-induced subsidence and uplift 

    Togaibekov, Anuar Zhanybekovich. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    A number of human activities associated with the petroleum industry are known to trigger or even induce anthropogenic earthquakes of varying magnitudes. Examples of the damages of the infrastructure in oil and gas fields ...
  • From research to resource piloting near-Earth asteroids Through the Valley of Death 

    Cohen, Dylan(Dylan H.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
    Can the resources of near-Earth asteroids be profitably mined? Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) contain water, which can serve as a fuel in space, and platinum group metals, which are valuable on Earth. The presence of these ...

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