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Re: Source of KT asteroid pdf
It's not that simple. It depends both upon the distribution of the total
volumes of matter within the two volumes of space, and the fact that
perturbations resulting in elliptical orbits cause matter to funnel into a
smaller volume of space as they approach the sun (and Earth).
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From: "Dan Chure" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: Source of KT asteroid pdf
If both inner asteroid belt and Kuiper belt collisions produced impactor
candidates, I suppose given the vastly greater distances and thus volume
of space and much smaller target area (Earth) in that larger volume of
space, there is a higher likelihood that an object from the inner belt
would strike our planet.