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Post by Dragon Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:35 am

New images reveal that one of the strangest asteroids in the solar system is also the most covered in craters.

Pallas, at 318 miles (512 kilometers) in diameter, is the third-largest asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, accounting for about 7% of the region's mass. When Pallas was discovered in 1802, it was just the second asteroid ever found, and its discoverer, German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, originally classified it as a planet.

Pallas has long been known to follow a strange path through space. It plunges in and out of the main belt as it follows a path around the sun that's heavily skewed compared to the orbits of the planets. Pallas flings itself northward and southward above and below the plane of Earth's orbit around the sun, and a collection of smaller objects trails the asteroid.

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(Image: © Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

A pair of images show two views of Pallas with its pock-marked surface.

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Asteroid Pallas 20190420UT 30 seconds x150 in CBB Filter.

Pallas (minor-planet designation: 2 Pallas) is the second asteroid to have been discovered (after Ceres), and is one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System.



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