Asteroid fly-by

This short video shows an artist's impression of 2004 EW95, the first carbon-rich asteroid confirmed to exist in the Kuiper Belt and a relic of the primordial Solar System. The video shows a fly-by of the enigmatic asteroid as it tumbles through the icy outer reaches of the Solar System due to past interactions with migrating planets.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Id:eso1814c
Release date:9 May 2018, 12:00
Related releases:eso1814
Duration:24 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:2004 EW95
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:Solar System

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