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.

Bildnachweis:

ESO/M.Kornmesser/L. Calçada

Über das Bild

ID:ann1051a
Typ:Illustration
Veröffentlichungsdatum:26. August 2010 10:00
Dazugehörige Mitteilungen:ann1051
Größe:4000 x 2827 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Asteroid
Typ:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Kategorie:Illustrations
Solar System

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