The second of Jupiter’s Trojans to be discovered (by August Kopff in 1906), Patroclus was found in 2001 to have a companion, eventually named Menoetius. The Lucy mission is expected to fly by this pair in March 2033. A stellar occultation of Patroclus was visible from the Los Angeles area among other places on Earth. Among the amateurs who made observations was the actor Tim Russ.
https://www.daviddarling.info/encyclop ... oclus.html
https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy- ... stronomer/
Small pieces of rock, with a big influence (just ask the dinosaurs).
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