Name given to asteroid target of ESA’s planetary defence mission

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 08:10 in Astronomy & Space

The destination of ESA’s Hera mission for planetary defence – a tiny asteroid moonlet – has finally received its official name. After years of informal nicknames and temporary designations, the smaller of the Didymos asteroid pair has been formally christened ‘Dimorphos’ by the International Astronomical Union.

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