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Kleopatra a pile of rubble, shedding moons

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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.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-04-01

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