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asteroid

 [as´ter-oid]
star-shaped.

as·ter·oid

(as'tĕ-royd),
Resembling a star.
[G. astēr, star, + eidos, resemblance]

asteroid

/as·ter·oid/ (as´ter-oid) star-shaped.

ASTEROID

A Study To Evaluate the Effect of Rosuvastatin on Intravascular Ultrasound-Derived Coronary Atheroma Burden. A trial assessing—with intravascular ultrasound and quantitative coronary angiography—the effect of an intense statin therapy (with rosuvastatin) on regression of coronary atheromas in patients with coronary artery disease.
Conclusion Very low LDL-cholesterol levels (below guidelines), when accompanied by raised HDL-cholesterol, can regress, or partially reverse, plaque buildup in coronary arteries.

asteroid

star-shaped.

asteroid body
1. found in fungal pulmonary lesions. Small remnants of hyphae are surrounded by radiating acidophilic clubs similar to those of the granules of actinomycosis.
2. an irregularly star-shaped inclusion body found in the giant cells in sarcoidosis and other diseases.
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Only asteroids at least 18 metres (nearly 60ft) wide were lethal.
There are thought to be over a billion asteroids orbiting in the Solar System and over 200,000 have been discovered and observed so far.
Next is an overview of scouting missions that attempt to acquire information about near-Earth asteroids (NEAs), which are also potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs) because they might collide with Earth.
Asteroid Initiatives is seeking University partners to develop instrumentation for its Pixie landers.
In addition to NASA's ongoing work detecting and cataloging asteroids, the agency has engaged the public in the hunt for these space rocks through the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge activities, including prize competitions.
Analysis of images taken of our solar system's main belt asteroids between Mars and Jupiter using the algorithm showed a 15 percent increase in positive identification of new asteroids," a NASA statement explained.
Hayabusa 2 is the successor to the first Hayabusa mission, which is so far the only mission to bring samples of an asteroid back to Earth.
For instance, Jupiter may have drifted closer to the Sun, dragging with it a host of asteroids that originally formed in the colder edges of the solar system, before moving back out to its current position.
2005 YU55 is one of the potentially hazardous asteroids that make close approaches from time to time because their orbits either approach or intersect the orbit of the Earth," said Robert McMillan, an associate research scientist at the University of Arizona.