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An undergraduate astronomy class for non-astronomy majors at the University of Maryland has made a rare discovery that was completely overlooked by professional scientists: a pair of asteroids that orbit each other.
Photometric data gathered by INTEGRAL's Optical Monitoring Camera (OMC) has been used to study selected eclipsing binary stars for which the light curve had hitherto not been analyzed.
During the very first observations of Rosettaâ€™s flyby target 2867-Steins in March 2006 the onboard camera OSIRIS obtained the most accurate â€˜light curveâ€™ of this asteroid so far.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.