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Asteroid Masursky imaged by Cassini

Asteroid Masursky imaged by Cassini


Date: 22 January 2000
Satellite: Cassini-Huygens
Depicts: Asteroid 2685 Masursky
Copyright: NASA/JPL/Cassini Imaging Team

A series of wide angle and narrow angle images, through a variety of spectral and polarizing filters, was taken of the asteroid between 7 and 5.5 hours before closest approach, from a distance of 1.6 million km, in the hopes of determining the body's size, reflectivity, asteroid type and possibly its rotation period.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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