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Approaching Asteroid Has Its Own Moon


Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, discovery, asteroid, satellite, moon )

Beatrice
- 2210 days ago - science.nasa.gov
Approaching asteroid 1998 QE2 has a moon. Researchers found it in a sequence of radar images obtained by the 70-meter Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on the evening of May 29th (May 30th Universal Time) when the asteroid was about 6 milli



   

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Terry V (30)
Friday May 31, 2013, 9:46 am
weird, thanks
 

Jay S (116)
Friday May 31, 2013, 9:57 am
Interesting that something as small as an asteroid could have an even smaller 'moon'. Thanks
 

Barbara K (61)
Friday May 31, 2013, 10:08 am
I think the moon aspect is fascinating. Wish we would be able to see it here. I saw this on the news this morning. Thanks for posting it, my friend.
 

Gillian M (218)
Friday May 31, 2013, 10:26 am
Very unusual, I wasn't aware that asteroids could have a satellite.
 

Teresa W (782)
Friday May 31, 2013, 10:40 am
fascinating
 

Effie Ligon (57)
Friday May 31, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thanks!
 

Katie & Bill D (90)
Friday May 31, 2013, 6:15 pm
Interesting!Thank You
 

Mitchell D (82)
Friday May 31, 2013, 7:00 pm
Truth continues to be stranger than fiction!
Who wudda thunk?!
 
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