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Kleopatra a pile of rubble, shedding moons

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Abstract:

Metallic asteroid 216 Kleopatra is shaped like a dog's bone and has two tiny moons – which came from the asteroid itself – according to a team of astronomers from France and the US, who also measured its surprisingly low density and concluded that it is a collection of rubble.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4004.2011.52204_10.x

Publication date: April 1, 2011

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