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University of Maryland

Rare Binary Asteroid Approaches an Eclipse

Caption: In this artist's rendering, the newly-identified binary asteroid 3905 Doppler approaches an eclipse as the larger asteroid begins to pass in front of the smaller one, as seen from a vantage point on Earth.

Credit: Illustration: Loretta Kuo

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