Images generated by NASA from radar data of asteroid 2017 BQ6 as it passed near Earth earlier this month reveal a highly-angular object resembling a polyhedral die. Lance Benner of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said:
The radar images show relatively sharp corners, flat regions, concavities, and small bright spots that may be boulders. Asteroid 2017 BQ6 reminds me of the dice used when playing Dungeons and Dragons. It is certainly more angular than most near-Earth asteroids imaged by radar.
What do you think, d8?
[Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR]