Kalliope and Psyche

These images have been captured with the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope as part of a programme that surveyed 42 of the largest asteroids in our Solar System. They show Kalliope and Psyche, the two densest objects imaged, which have a density of 4.4 and 3.9 grammes per cubic centimetre respectively. This is higher than the density of diamond (3.5 grammes per cubic centimetre).


ESO/Vernazza et al./MISTRAL algorithm (ONERA/CNRS)

A proposito dell'immagine

Data di pubblicazione:Martedì 12 Ottobre 2021 14:00
Notizie relative:eso2114
Dimensione:2118 x 1090 px

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:22 Kalliope, Psyche
Tipo:Unspecified : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Categoria:Solar System

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