Dog bone asteroid – say what!?

Dog Bone Asteroid

I love astrophysics – because of the physics, of course, but also for the way things are named and looked at. It’s just awesome and sometimes also just a tad inappropriate.


Space imagery. Food for thought. Sometimes, the story is right there. Sometimes, it will develop after a while.


Image: Asteroid Kleopatra

Text: When we zoom in on “Kleopatra” and she looks like a “dog bone” – I mean, what?! #spacenames

Image credits: ESO/Vernazza, Marchis et al./MISTRAL algorithm (ONERA/CNRS)

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