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.

Autorska prava:

ESO/M.Kornmesser/L. Calçada

O slici

Id:ann1051a
Tip:Ilustracija
Datum objavljivanja:26. avgust 2010. 10:00
Povezana obaveštenja:ann1051
Veličina:4000 x 2827 px

O objektu

Naziv:Asteroid
Tip:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Kategorija:Illustrations
Solar System

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