posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 10:47 PM
Yes living the fine line between flying off into deep space and crashing into a central body is a very tenuous existence.
The delicate balance between Gravity and inertia that creates a stable orbit has less substance than a spider's web.
The Earth is in that same tenuous balance with the Sun. Nothing is ever for certain.
I was curious about what size object would have orbiting bodies.
It is about 15 km across, 9.3 miles [if my calculation is correct]
1.1 * 10^19 kg Or 4.89 * 10^18 lbs
Or 2.45 * 10^15 tons
It may be porous but that is a lot of rock flying around out there.
I enjoy riding this planet around the Sun. The orbit is stable and the temp is not too hot or too cold.