Kleopatra 3D Model

Item #81568

Own a 3D replica of Kleopatra, a unique dog bone-shaped asteroid, that was discovered in 1880.
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$27.00
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Description

Asteroid 216 Kleopatra sits in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.  For more than 100 years, the exact shape of the asteroid remained a mystery.  In 2000, the now-defunct Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico bounced radar signals off of the asteroid and determined it's shape to be rather like a dog bone floating in space.  Scientists think that its strange appearance is possibly the result of a violent collision between two asteroids long ago.

Kleopatra also has two moons, Alexhelios and Cleoselene, which are named after the real twin children Cleopatra had with Mark Antony.

Includes:

  • Informative flyer with facts about the asteroid's discovery and features
  • Clear acrylic riser for desk display

Size 5.7 cm x 2.459 cm x 2.14 cm

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