LOOK !!! Results are in !!! Humanity’s first look at Dinkinesh reveals that it’s a close binary pair !! Check out the NASA Website for more details ! https://www.nasa.gov/image-article/nasas-lucy-spacecraft-discovers-2nd-asteroid-during-dinkinesh-flyby/.
CONGRATULATIONS to the LUCY team !!!
Well … it’s crude and I’m sire we’ll be able to do much better soon … but it IS a real stereo picture of the newly encountered asteroid DINKINESH. A DOUBLE !!!
Credit: NASA LUCY mission. Stereo by me and Claudia Manzoni. Bri
Asteroid Dinkinesh viewed from the LUCY spacecraft in yesterday’s fly-by. From the NASA website. Check it out !! 💥💥💥💥. Stereo opportunities !!!
DINKINESH – the newly discovered (as of today!) binary asteroid – viewed in parallel stereo and – SWIPE – cross eyed stereo. This is a very rough and ready assembly – and you can see that the resolution is much better on one side than the other. But our brains are quite forgiving when presented with stereo … we can ‘see through’ the lack of resolution for one eye. Try it !!
Hopefully we’ll get an opportunity for a really high quality stereo soon.
Credit : NASA/Goddard/SwRI/ ASU … stereo : May/Manzoni.