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The Secrets Minerva And Its Two Moons
2011-10-06 08:30:47

Since the discovery of its two moons, the triple asteroid Minerva has been the focus of space and ground-based telescope studies that have attempted to unravel the secrets of this intriguing system.

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2006-02-02 07:45:00

A bound pair of icy comets similar to the dirty snowballs circling outside the orbit of Neptune has been found lurking in the shadow of Jupiter.

2005-08-10 13:40:00

One of the thousands of minor planets orbiting the Sun has been found to have its own mini planetary system. Astronomer Franck Marchis (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and his colleagues at the Observatoire de Paris (France) [1] have discovered the first triple asteroid system - two small asteroids orbiting a larger one known since 1866 as 87 Sylvia [2].

2005-08-10 13:30:00

One of the thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun has been found to have a mini planetary system of its own.

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2005-08-10 17:55:00

One of the thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun has been found to have a mini planetary system of its own. University of California, Berkeley astronomers have discovered the first triple asteroid system - two small asteroids orbiting a larger one known since 1866 as 87 Sylvia.

2005-08-10 12:00:00

Scientists have spotted an asteroid with more than one moon -- the first discovery of its kind.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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