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Nearby asteroid found orbiting sun backwards

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posted on May, 4 2009 @ 10:17 PM
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The discovery of a 2- to 3-kilometre-wide asteroid in an orbit that goes backwards has set astronomers scratching their heads. It comes closer to Earth than any other object in a 'retrograde' orbit, and astronomers think they should have spotted it before.

The object, called 2009 HC82, was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona on the morning of 29 April




Seems we have found ourselves a new asteroid in the solar syatem. One with a backwards orbit and 3 year orbit. A bit disconserting that they have just found the thing now. considering they say it should have been visible back in 2000.

Just though I would post thins for the people here that love space and all things related. Very interesting article.




posted on May, 4 2009 @ 10:47 PM
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