U.S.: We found an asteroid with the smallest orbit

25.05.2004

25.05.2004


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Discovered an asteroid orbiting the sun in the smallest stone to the body in the solar system orbit. This is the second asteroid whose orbit lies entirely within the Earth — the first was discovered in 2003. These asteroids are difficult to detect — their position relative to the Earth and the Sun means that they are very rarely seen in the night sky.

Asteroid 2004 JG6 was seen in the beginning of May, Brian Skiff of the Lowell Observatory. The lower orbit than it known celestial bodies only Mercury. Diameter asteroid — from 500 to 1000 meters. Its orbit crosses the orbit of Venus and Mercury, once in six months he held at a distance of less than 50 million kilometers from the Sun. This asteroid almost certainly born in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter.

Battery News, 24.05.2004 12:19
Source: NTR.ru

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