Planetoid Pairs Reveal a Kinder, Gentler Neptune

Artist’s conception of a loosely tethered binary planetoid pair like those studied by Fraser et al. in this work which led to the conclusion that Neptune’s shepherding of them to the Kuiper Belt as gradual and gentle in nature.

Credit:

Gemini Observatory/AURA, artwork by Joy Pollard.

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Id:gemini1702b
Type:Artwork
Release date:April 4, 2017
Related releases:gemini1702
Size:2550 x 3300 px

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