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An Asteroid With a Moon?
June 9, 2013 | NASA

1998 QE2 is a binary asteroid. That means an object is orbiting the asteroid – it has a “moon”.


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NASA: Capturing an Asteroid?
March 27, 2014 | NASA
"NASA is developing an Asteroid Redirect Mission -- a first-ever mission to identify, capture and redirect an asteroid to a safe orbit of Earth's moon for future exploration by astronauts in the 2020s."

Lunar Gravity Mystery Solved?
June 2, 2013 | NASA
NASA's GRAIL mission has solved one of the mysteries of the Moon. "Why is the Moon's gravity is uneven?... It appears that asteroid impacts have created patches of very high density rock in the subsurface.

A New Moon Forming in the Rings of Saturn?
April 20, 2014 | NASA
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.


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