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AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

The Kalliope asteroid (large red dot), and it's satellite Linus (small dot), and Linus’ orbit are shown over the Four Corners region of the Southwest United States. The Air Force Research Laboratory recorded an image of Kalliope and Linus, using AFRL’s1.5 meter telescope on November 29, 2021. (US Air Force Drawing/Jack Drummond)

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AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet
The Kalliope asteroid (large red dot), and it's satellite Linus (small dot), and Linus’ orbit are shown over the Four Corners region of the Southwest United States. The Air Force Research Laboratory recorded an image of Kalliope and Linus, using AFRL’s1.5 meter telescope on November 29, 2021. (US Air Force Drawing/Jack Drummond)

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Photo by: Jack Drummond |  VIRIN: 211204-F-F3963-1009.JPG