Rare Double Asteroid Revealed by NASA, Observatories

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Опубликовано 12 июля 2018, 17:39
Three of the world's largest radio telescopes team up to show a rare double asteroid. 2017 YE5 is only the fourth binary near-Earth asteroid ever observed in which the two bodies are roughly the same size, and not touching. More: go.nasa.gov/2zxrh7U
This video shows radar images of the pair gathered by Goldstone Solar System Radar, Arecibo Observatory and Green Bank Observatory.

More information about asteroids and near-Earth objects: neo.jpl.nasa.gov jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch