Ausonia and Urania

These images have been captured with the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope as part of a programme that surveyed 42 of the largest asteroids in our Solar System. They show Ausonia and Urania, the two smallest objects imaged, each approximately 90 kilometres in diameter.


ESO/Vernazza et al./MISTRAL algorithm (ONERA/CNRS)

About the Image

Release date:12 October 2021, 14:00
Related releases:eso2114
Size:2118 x 1090 px

About the Object

Name:Ausonia, Urania
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:Solar System

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