What would it be like to walk on an asteroid? Scientists explain (video)

Feb 2, 2023
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It will be respectfully noted that taking into account additional observational data casts doubt on the declared change in the Dimorphos`s orbital period. In particular, data obtained using the ATLAS-STH telescope (see the second part of the video, around the 50th second:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfqVqOl9S9w
) indicate the appearance of a relatively stable (but without joint axial spin with the parent body) "cloud of satellites" around Dimorphos (consisting of large ejection fragments), which was observed as asymmetric swelling of asteroid image by about half of its size. This phenomenon could cause such artefact as geometric-photometric distortions, which were interpreted as a shift in the real full image of Dimorphos during mutual eclipse observations. For a more detailed exposition, look for my commentary on the March 21st post
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