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2014-10-09 04:33:42

A new analysis of images captured by the Rosetta spacecraft has revealed new details about the history of asteroid Lutetia and found evidence of a hidden impact crater on a part of the asteroid’s southern hemisphere which is hidden from view.

Rosetta Reveals History Of Asteroid Lutetia
2012-06-27 04:44:56

The long and tumultuous history of asteroid Lutetia was revealed by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft as it raced past this large, ancient asteroid.

Rosetta Studies Complex History Of Asteroid Lutetia
2012-05-31 02:49:19

The long and tumultuous history of asteroid (21) Lutetia is revealed by a comprehensive analysis of the data gathered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft when it flew past this large main-belt asteroid on 10 July 2010.

Image 1 - Lutetia Found To Be A Rare Survivor From Earth's Birth
2011-11-11 11:03:39

New observations indicate that the asteroid Lutetia is a leftover fragment of the same original material that formed the Earth, Venus and Mercury.

Rosetta's Postcard From The Past
2011-10-27 13:11:03

ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has revealed asteroid Lutetia to be a primitive body, left over as the planets were forming in our Solar System.

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2010-06-27 13:16:19

The Rosetta Orbiter, a European Space Agency spacecraft heading for a 2014 encounter with a comet, will be flying close to asteroid Lutetia on Saturday, July 10.

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2010-06-15 10:20:00

ESA’s comet-chaser Rosetta is heading for a blind date with asteroid Lutetia on July 10th.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.