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.

Källa:

ESO/M.Kornmesser/L. Calçada

Om bilden

ID:ann1051a
Typ:Illustration
Publiceringsdatum:26 augusti 2010 10:00
Relaterade organisationsmeddelanden:ann1051
Storlek:4000 x 2827 px

Om objektet

Namn:Asteroid
Typ:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Kategori:Illustrations
Solar System

Bildformat

Originalstorlek
12,1 MB
Stor jpeg
2,1 MB
Skärmstor jpeg
141,3 kB

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1024x768
168,7 kB
1280x1024
284,7 kB
1600x1200
412,1 kB
1920x1200
501,9 kB
2048x1536
675,3 kB

 

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