Eos family

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Eos family

(ee -os) A Hirayama family of asteroids located at a distance of 3.0 AU from the Sun. The members are unusual and their color lies between that of C-type and S-type asteroids. Their reflection spectra are very similar to chondrite meteorites. Observations of spin rates indicate that the family is old.
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Other smash-ups are catastrophic, shattering an object into numerous fragments, as was the case with the Eos asteroid family.