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A New Binary Asteroid (That’s Also a Comet!)

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Astronomers discovered something cool about an object in the asteroid belt (2006 VW139/288P), and the European Space Agency is conducting a bed rest study that could help us get on our way to Mars.

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Sources:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v549/n7672/full/nature23892.html
http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/releases/science_papers/heic1715/heic1715a.pdf
https://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1715/
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/hubble-discovers-that-a-unique-object-is-a-binary
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1205.4949.pdf
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2041-8205/748/1/L15/pdf
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-did-earth-get-its-water

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Bedrest_studies/Vitamin_super-cocktail_to_combat_60_days_of_lying_in_bed
https://www.nasa.gov/analogs/envihab/bed-rest-faqs
http://atanar-esa.cdnetworks.net/multimedia/publications/Bedrest_Resting_for_science/

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spindle_diagram.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nh-pluto-in-true-color_2x_JPEG-edit-frame.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/hubble-discovers-that-a-unique-object-is-a-binary
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OSIRIS_Mars_true_color.jpg

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