1998 QE2 has a moon

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tomorrow's flyby of this asteroid just got a lot more interesting.



2.7 km across for the main asteroid and 600 metres for the moon makes this a very interesting system. Since we won't be seeing an approach this close for a few hundred years, a dedicated mission (or a mission to elsewhere that flies by 1998 QE2) will be the only way to truly see this body up close after the relatively better images we obtain starting tomorrow.


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