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2003-Sep-06, 10:43 PM
SUMMARY: A team of astronomers have used the 10-metre Keck II telescope to create a series of images that show asteroid (511) Davida from every angle. The images of the 320 km asteroid were taken in late December, 2002 using the Keck's adaptive optics system - a special technology that allows the telescope to compensate for distortion caused by the Earth's atmosphere. The observations are so precise that features as small as 46 km can be seen on the surface of the asteroid.

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