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Very Unusual Object Found in the Kuiper Belt

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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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A very unusual object like a hourglass, brings surprise among the astronomers.Yes, an hourglass space object in the remote region of the Kuiper Belt. This bizarre hourglass-shaped Kuiper belt object called 2001QG298 spins round like a propeller as it orbits the Sun. The spinning object is tilted at nearly 90 degrees to the ecliptic plane is surprising.
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"Imagine that you glue two eggs together tip to tip – that's approximately the shape of 2001QG298. It looks a bit like an hourglass," said Dr Pedro Lacerda at the Joint Meeting of the European Planetary Science Congress and the Division for Planetary Sciences in Nantes, France.



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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Son Of Nibiru
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posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Like a propeller, eh?



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Whatever it was stalled my mouse.


Cool object. Wonder what it really is....

Hmm???

The Mothership??



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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how interesting. you know if the kipler belt was a planet at one time then that could be the remains of the planatary core. lots of possible things here. interesting post op.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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unfotunately you tube astronomers are not a reliable source of information.
second line.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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Gods galactic sense of humor? The spinning though suggests that something much larger(gravity wise) came in it's vicinity to push the spin....might give credence to the whole planet X concept.



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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It is the RAMA device in the book Rendezvous with Rama... We're hosed...



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Daily Galaxy...



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by Jepic
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New observations show that the light curve of Kuiper Belt contact binary (139775) 2001 QG298 has changed substantially since the first observations in 2003.

The 2010 light curve has a peak-to-peak photometric range of Δm 2010 = 0.7 ± 0.1 mag, significantly lower than in 2003, Δm 2003 = 1.14 ± 0.04 mag. This change is most simply interpreted if 2001 QG298 has an obliquity near 90°.

NASA.Smithsonian


NASA



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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We have already had decent images of a couple of hourglass shaped asteroids that have come close to our area. So this object is not THAT unusual. True, what we have seen locally are a bit more "stuck together" looking than this teneous-looking object, but perhaps the video is a bit over-dramatized.

Perhaps such bodies contain an adequate supply of water in them and when they collide at a velocity less than a destructive blow, the impact sorta "hot glues" them together and their mutual gravity's are an aid to sustain that union?



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by spikey

Originally posted by Jepic
Daily Galaxy...



New observations show that the light curve of Kuiper Belt contact binary (139775) 2001 QG298 has changed substantially since the first observations in 2003.

The 2010 light curve has a peak-to-peak photometric range of Δm 2010 = 0.7 ± 0.1 mag, significantly lower than in 2003, Δm 2003 = 1.14 ± 0.04 mag. This change is most simply interpreted if 2001 QG298 has an obliquity near 90°.

NASA.Smithsonian


NASA





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