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Team coordinators:
Patrick MICHEL (UNS/CNRS/OCA, France) and Akiko M. Nakamura (Kobe Uni./CPS, Japan)

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Top left: Simulation of a collision on a 25-km size asteroid; red zones represent damaged
regions as a result of crack propagation. Top right: the 500 meter-size asteroid Itokawa
observed by the Hayabusa space sample return mission (JAXA). Bottom left: surface of the 23
km-size asteroid Eros observed by the NEAR mission (NASA) from 893 feet, consisting of fine
regolith (10-100 m depth). Bottom right: Oblique impact experiment on granular material
consisting of glass beads (Nagoya/Kobe University).