View Full Version : Awesome Radar Images Reveal Asteroid 2014 HQ124?s Split Personality

2014-Jun-12, 07:10 PM
  On June 8,*the*1,300-foot asteroid 2014 HQ124 breezed by Earth at a distance of just 800,000 miles (1.3 million km). Only hours after closest approach, astronomers*used a pair of radio telescopes to produce some of the most detailed images of a near-Earth asteroid ever obtained. *They reveal a peanut-shaped world called a ‘contact binary’, an […]

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2014-Jun-13, 10:24 PM
The last several asteroids all looked like spheres. This is the best radar "photo" yet.