A Dance of the Asteroids

This gif is made from a series of images of the binary asteroid pair Dinkinesh as seen by the terminal tracking camera (T2CAM) on thes Lucy spacecraft during its closest approach on 1 November. The images were taken 13 seconds apart. The apparent motion of the two asteroids is caused by the motion of the spacecraft as it flew past at 4.5 km/s. These images have been processed to enhance contrast.

Image Credits: NASA / SwRI / ASU

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