An asteroid that has split due to rotational fission (artist’s impression)

This artist’s impression shows an asteroid that has split up to due to rotational fission and become a binary. New work shows that such binaries will break apart and form two separate asteroids on similar, but independent, orbits around the Sun if the larger piece is more than five times as massive as the smaller.

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ESO/M.Kornmesser/L. Calçada

Rreth fotografisë

Id:ann1051a
Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Gus 26, 2010, 10:00 CEST
Njoftime të ngjashme:ann1051
Përmasat:4000 x 2827 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Asteroid
Tipi:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Kategori:Illustrations
Solar System

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