Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Ida and Dactyl
On this day in 1994, this photo was released (although it had been taken the August before) showing the smallish asteroid Ida and its mile wide moon, named Dactyl, after the Dactyli which inhabited Mount Ida, nursery of Zeus. The scientists tell us that Dactyl is not a piece of Ida. Wow.
You know, I ate a potato the other day, that looked just like Ida.
Labels: Tiny Moons
This OT but did you hear or read about the hoax that Wilkin's ice shelf in Antartica, which is teh size of CT is breaking off into the ocean?