April 16, 2011

Fast-Rotating Asteroid Winks For Astronomer’s Camera

Asteroid 2011 GP59 as imaged on the night of April 11, 2011 by amateur astronomer Nick James of Chelmsford, Essex, England. At the time, the asteroid was approximately 3,356,000 kilometers (2,081,000 mile) distant. credit: Nick James/JPL/NASA

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