binary asteroid

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  • They are also called high-size-ratio or high-mass-ratio binary-asteroid systems.
  • However, the short period may instead indicate it is a binary asteroid.
  • This data suggests that the asteroid may have a complex shape or it could be a binary asteroid system.
  • Several theories have been posited to explain the formation of binary-asteroid systems.
  • The two craters are believed to have formed nearly simultaneously by the impact of a binary asteroid.
  • Since then numerous binary asteroids have been detected.
  • Geoffrey Landis has pointed out that the capture could have occurred if the original body was a binary asteroid that separated under tidal forces.
  • Geoffrey Landis has pointed out that the capture could have occurred if the original body was a binary asteroid that separated due to tidal forces.
  • The two visible lobes suggest that is a tight binary asteroid or contact binary.
  • Paired impact craters, such as the Clearwater Lakes in Canada, may have been formed by binary asteroids.
  • The shape of the curve has a similar appearance to the light curve of binary star Algol, suggesting that this may be a binary asteroid system.
  • This is one mechanism through which binary asteroids may form, and it may be more common than collisions and planetary near-encounter tidal disruption as the primary means of binary formation.
  • Among the proposed experimental research missions discussed were the alteration of an asteroid's spin rate, as well as changing the orbit of one part of a binary asteroid pair.
  • The binary asteroid 1509 Esclangona is named after him.
  • The target selected for AIDA will be a binary asteroid, so that the deflection effect could also be observed from Earth by timing the rotation period of the binary pair.
  • About 10-15% of near-Earth asteroids larger than 200 meters are expected to be contact binary asteroids with two lobes in mutual contact.
  • Pravec is a prolific discoverer of binary asteroids using lightcurve photometric studies.
  • An occultation on 2007 November 12 suggested that Inanda could be a binary asteroid.
  • It was discovered to be a binary asteroid by Arecibo Observatory in March 2013.
  • It was discovered to be a binary asteroid by Arecibo Observatory in December 2011.
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