A Binary Asteroid

This image  was taken by the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (L’LORRI) aboard the Lucy spacecraft as it flew by the asteroid Dinkinesh. It shows a satellite as it emerges from behind the primary asteroid. This image was taken at 1655 UTC on 1 November from a range of about 430 km. From this perspective, the satellite is behind the primary asteroid. The image has been processed to enhance contrast.

Image Credit: NASA / SwRI/ APL / NOIRLab

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