View Full Version : Arecibo Spots a Triple Asteroid

2008-Feb-14, 07:10 PM
Since asteroids have mass, they have gravity. And if you've got gravity, you can have moons. Several asteroids have been discovered in the outer Solar System with smaller asteroidlets circling them. But now the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico has turned up the closest example - a triple system just a mere 11 million [...]

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Maha Vailo
2008-Feb-15, 07:39 PM
That's quite a unique discovery. Maybe it's the remains of an asteroid that broke up long ago, perhaps due to a collision with another asteroid?

- Maha Vailo

Disinfo Agent
2008-Feb-15, 08:31 PM
Or maybe not long ago. I wouldn't have imagined that such a system would be stable...!

2008-Feb-18, 03:47 PM
Huey, Dewey & Louie.:shifty: pete