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Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

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Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope whizzes in front of a brilliant, infrared view of the Milky Way galaxy's plane in this artistic depiction.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft concept to capture either a small asteroid, or a boulder from an asteroid.

From Jet Porpulsion Laboratory/NASA
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