Asteroid Kleopatra from different angles (annotated)

These eleven images are of the asteroid Kleopatra, viewed at different angles as it rotates. The images were taken at different times between 2017 and 2019 with the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s VLT. 

Kleopatra orbits the Sun in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter. Astronomers have called it a “dog-bone asteroid” ever since radar observations around 20 years ago revealed it has two lobes connected by a thick “neck”.

Autorska prava:

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

O slici

Id:eso2113b
Tip:Kolaž
Datum objavljivanja:9. septembar 2021. 14:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso2113
Veličina:2560 x 941 px

O objektu

Naziv:(216) Kleopatra
Tip:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Kategorija:Solar System

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