Oct. 26, 2000
Astronomers Image Double Asteroid and a New Asteroid Moon
Not too long ago, astronomers believed asteroids to be single, mountain-like chunks of terrain or flying rubble piles. But by using large telescopes and deformable optics to see asteroids with unprecedented clarity, astronomers are finding strange new asteroid arrangements. A UA graduate who is joining the astronomy faculty is on a team of observers reporting such discoveries today.