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Fraser
2013-May-31, 03:30 PM
Will the flyby of Near Earth Asteroid 285263 (1998 QE2) reveal more surprises? NASA announced yesterday that radar images uncovered a previously unknown small moon orbiting the big asteroid. Now, observatories and amateurs around the world are taking a look at this big, dark space rock, which is about 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) in diameter. [...]

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Spacedude
2013-Jun-01, 10:07 PM
It is pretty amazing that even though the parent body is quite small it can still create a gravity well strong enough to lock a giant boulder into orbit.
Thanks for keeping up with all of this stuff Fraser, you're on Top!...I hope I'm not complimenting a computer program :)