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Trojan Asteroid

MoppyCGDaniels

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Report this Oct. 20 2012, 2:51 pm

Although there's any potential risk for Earth alike other planets in the solarsystem, our planet has the first to be found Trojan asteroid which is following Earth in circa the same orbit. According to it's name the asteroid is sometimes also before the World.


http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2011-230

K_tigress

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Report this Oct. 21 2012, 8:16 pm

Now that would probably be a real nice mining and study opportunity.


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miklamar

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Report this Oct. 22 2012, 1:38 pm

Is it in a Laplace orbit?  We are safe, aren't we?


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

MoppyCGDaniels

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Report this Oct. 22 2012, 2:12 pm

Yes we are safe as the asteroid is predictable in it's orbit for the next billion years or so.

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