Asteroid 2002 JF56 (two views)

Asteroid 2002 JF56 (two views)
Asteroid 2002 JF56 (two views) New Horizons pointed its instruments at the tiny asteroid 2002 JF56 on June 11, 12, and 13, 2006. This image contains two photos, one taken on June 11 from 3.36 million kilometers (2.1 million miles) away (bottom), and one taken on June 12 from 1.34 million kilometers (833,000 miles) away (top). Both images have been enlarged. The asteroid is so small, at 2,500 meters across, that New Horizons' cameras cannot resolve it at this distance. The images were taken in order to test the spacecraft's ability to track an object that was moving quickly with respect to the spacecraft. NASA / JHUAPL

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