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AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet

Air Force Research Laboratory senior engineer Dr. Odell Reynolds with AFRL’s Starfire Optical Range telescopes in the background. Odell recorded an image of the asteroid Kalliope and its natural satellite Linus, using AFRL’s1.5 meter telescope on November 29, 2021 – a surprising achievement based on the small diameter of the telescope. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Herrera)

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AFRL detects moon around asteroid with smallest telescope yet
Air Force Research Laboratory senior engineer Dr. Odell Reynolds with AFRL’s Starfire Optical Range telescopes in the background. Odell recorded an image of the asteroid Kalliope and its natural satellite Linus, using AFRL’s1.5 meter telescope on November 29, 2021 – a surprising achievement based on the small diameter of the telescope. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Herrera)

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Photo by: Benjamin Herrera |  VIRIN: 211217-F-F3963-1017.JPG