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Serendipitously Discovered Asteroids

Serendipitously Discovered Asteroids


Depicts: Asteroid in the constellaion Leo
Copyright: R. Evans and K. Stapelfeldt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and NASA

Here is an asteroid with a visual magnitude of 21.8 passing a galaxy in the constellation Leo. The trail is seen in two consecutive exposures, the first shown in blue and the second in red. This asteroid has a diameter of half a mile (0.8 kilometers), and was located 188 million miles from Earth and 233 million miles from the sun.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-Dec-2022 09:46 UT

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