Astronomers Capture Images of 42 Large Main-Belt Asteroids

Using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch (SPHERE) instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have conducted a high-angular-resolution imaging survey of 42 large asteroids in the main asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. Their results appear in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. “Only three large main belt asteroids…
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