How the Asteroid Kleopatra Got Its Moons

I’m not normally a science junkie, but I couldn’t resist this news from the UC Berkley’s News Center, starting with, “The asteroid Kleopatra, like its namesake, the last pharaoh and queen of Egypt, gave birth to twins – two moons probably spawned by the asteroid sometime in the past 100 million years.”

As it turns out, the moons are actually named after Alexander Helios and Kleopatra Selene, so I appear to have a new favorite asteroid!