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Fraser
2009-Aug-07, 05:50 PM
Radar images have shown that a near-Earth object is actually a triple system; an asteroid with two small moons. NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on June 12 and 14, 2009, revealed the new informaton about Asteroid 1994 CC. It came within 2.52 million kilometers (1.56 million miles) on June 10. Prior to the flyby, [...]

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dhd40
2009-Aug-07, 09:04 PM
Radar images have shown that a near-Earth object is actually a triple system; an asteroid with two small moons. NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar on June 12 and 14, 2009, revealed the new informaton about Asteroid 1994 CC. It came within 2.52 million kilometers (1.56 million miles) on June 10. Prior to the flyby, [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/08/07/near-earth-object-has-two-moons/)

Multiple systems seem to be very common?
Itīs amazing how such a week force (gravity) can handle them.

Glom
2009-Aug-08, 11:33 PM
Are we sure it is gravity? Could they have been rubbed up the wrong way so to speak?