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Asteroid Barbara (artist's impression)

Artist’s impression of the asteroid (234) Barbara. Thanks to a unique method that uses ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer, astronomers have been able to measure sizes of small asteroids in the main belt for the first time. Their observations also suggest that Barbara has a complex concave shape, best modelled as two bodies that may possibly be in contact.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

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About the Image

Id:eso0904a
Type:Artwork
Release date:4 February 2009
Related releases:eso0904
Size:2785 x 1857 px

About the Object

Name:Asteroid Barbara
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
• X - Solar System
• X - Illustrations

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