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Klotho and Lina

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Apr 24, 2020 #Space

Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, while smaller, more distant asteroids can also be seen passing through the image.

These asteroids were imaged by NEOWISE, the asteroid-hunting portion of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. NEOWISE harvests measurements of asteroids and comets from the WISE images and provides a rich archive for solar system objects.

 

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

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