May 31, 2013

Radar Reveals Asteroid 1998 QE2 Has A Moon

Radar data of asteroid 1998 QE2 obtained on May 29, 2013, when the asteroid was about 3.75 million miles (6 million kilometers) from Earth. 1998 QE2 measures approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) in diameter. About 16 percent of asteroids are binary or triple systems. The data is looped one time.

Credit: NASA

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