[meteorite-list] Hubble Tracks Asteroid's Sky Trek
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Nov 11 13:16:32 2004
FOR RELEASE: November 11, 2004
PHOTO NO.: STScI-PRC04-31a
HUBBLE TRACKS ASTEROID'S SKY TREK
While analyzing NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the Sagittarius
dwarf irregular galaxy (SagDIG), an international team of astronomers
led by Simone Marchi, Yazan Momany, and Luigi Bedin were surprised to
see the trail of a faint asteroid that had drifted across the field of
view during the exposures. The trail is seen as a series of 13 reddish
arcs on the right in this August 2003 Advanced Camera for Surveys image.
The team reported their science findings about the asteroid in the
October 2004 issue of New Astronomy.
Credit: NASA, ESA and Y. Momany (University of Padua)
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For additional information, please contact:
Yazan Momany, Department of Astronomy, University of Padua,
vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, I-35122 Padova, Italy, (phone)
39-049-827-8251, (e-mail) momany_at_pd.astro.it .
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is operated by
the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.
(AURA), for NASA, under contract with the Goddard Space Flight
Center, Greenbelt, MD. The Hubble Space Telescope is a project
of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space
Received on Thu 11 Nov 2004 01:16:29 PM PST