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3122 Florence has 2 moons!!

Goldstone radar observed Florence during recently flyby of earth and saw this:

[Image: florence.p5us.1Hz.s382.sep01.gif]
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(4th September 2017, 16:24)vorlon13 Wrote: 3122 Florence has 2 moons!!

Goldstone radar observed Florence during recently flyby of earth and saw this:

[Image: florence.p5us.1Hz.s382.sep01.gif]

One wouldn't think so puny an asteroid has enough gravity to make a satellite go around it in 8 hours. The presence of the satellite perhaps puts some upper limit on how close Florence has ever come to the earth or the moon, because I suspect a sufficiently close passage to the earth or the moon will strip those satellites from Florence.
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I wonder if they will name it Rama ??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A/2017_U1
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Update:

object is HIGHLY elongated.

Very unusual. Might be 10:1 ratio of length to width
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(23rd November 2017, 23:00)vorlon13 Wrote: Update:

object is HIGHLY elongated.

Very unusual.  Might be 10:1 ratio of length to width

Perhaps it is not elongated. Instead there is dramatic difference in albedo between different parts of the surface of the object, creating a light curve that mimic an elongated object with uniform surface albedo.
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(24th November 2017, 22:19)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(23rd November 2017, 23:00)vorlon13 Wrote: Update:

object is HIGHLY elongated.

Very unusual.  Might be 10:1 ratio of length to width

Perhaps it is not elongated.  Instead there is dramatic difference in albedo between different parts of the surface of the object, creating a light curve that mimic an elongated object with uniform surface albedo.

Yup, all kinds of weird optical effects can happen when you look at something that far away.
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MU69 has a moon ?


Maybe . . .


https://www.nasa.gov/feature/does-new-ho...ave-a-moon
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