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Space exploration - Surface of an asteroid with an unmanned robotic probe and meteorite impact; Near Earth Objects; NEOs; near-Earth asteroids; planetesimals; planetoids; atmospheric electrostatic energy - Space Art Illustration
 

Asteroid surface with probe

In this speculative illustration an unmanned robotic probe drills into the surface of an asteroid as a meteorite strikes nearby creating a plume of super-heated plasma and dust. On the horizon is a milky white haze composed of fine asteroid dust suspended by electrostatic forces.

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