An image of the strange asteroid Lutetia from the ESA Rosetta probe

This image of the unusual asteroid Lutetia was taken by ESA’s Rosetta probe during its closest approach in July 2010. Lutetia, which is about 100 kilometres across, seems to be a leftover fragment of the same original material that formed the Earth, Venus and Mercury. It is now part of the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, but its composition suggests that it was originally much closer to the Sun.

Kredit:

ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

O snímku

Id:eso1144a
Typ:Planetární
Datum zveřejnění:11. listopadu 2011 10:00
Související články:eso1144
Velikost:1846 x 1954 px

O objektu

Jméno:Asteroid (21) Lutetia
Typ:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Kategorie:Solar System

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