Saturday, September 2, 2017

Florence Flyby Reveals TWO MOONS!

Hey Space Placers!

Read my blog from yesterday about Florence for background and then check out the results of the flyby that revealed the true size of this big boy asteroid - 2.8 miles - and its TWO moons!

Animated sequence of radar images of asteroid Florence obtained on Sep. 1, 2017 using the 70-m antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications complex. The resolution of these images is about 75 meters. The images show two moons orbiting the much larger central body, which is about 4.5 km in diameter. The inner moon briefly disappears as it moves behind the central body and is hidden from the radar. (NASA/JPL).
GIF of Radar Images of Florence & TWO Moons

Sky Guy in VA

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