Episode Title

Binaries Galore

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Series Title

Walkabout the Galaxy

Keywords

New Horizons; Kuiper belt; Lucy mission

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics

Description

The intrepid New Horizons spacecraft has discovered close binary comets in the Kuiper belt, and the Lucy mission is getting ready to explore binary trojan asteroids sharing Jupiter's orbit. It's all about small bodies, including just how late we can nuke an inbound asteroid and live to tell the tale.

Date Created

10-13-2021

Item Type

Podcast

Type

article

Length of Episode

47:00

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