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Uranus Is Being Chased By Asteroids!
universetoday.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Howell on

Posted on 06/18/2013 7:49:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin

As Uranus speeds in its orbit in the solar system, there are three large space rocks that are in lockstep with the gas giant, according to new simulations. Two of them are wobbling in unstable “horseshoe” orbits near Uranus, while the third is in a more reliable Trojan orbit that is always 60 degrees in front of the planet.

The largest of this small group is the asteroid Crantor, which is 44 miles (70 kilometers) wide. Its horseshoe orbit, and that of companion 2010 EU65, means the space rocks seesaw between being close to Uranus and further away. They should stay in that configuration for a few million years.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: asteroids; catastrophism; uranus
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1 posted on 06/18/2013 7:49:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Extra strength Preparation H to the rescue!


2 posted on 06/18/2013 7:51:51 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Thanks. I hadn't noticed.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 7:52:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin

4 posted on 06/18/2013 7:53:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s not those asteroids you have to worry about. It’s the hemorrhoids.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 7:53:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

A 40 mile wide space rock orbiting uranus is no laughing matter. The absolute gravity of the hemis it would take to make this possible, well it’s almost unfathomable.

OUCH!


6 posted on 06/18/2013 7:54:15 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: BenLurkin

7 posted on 06/18/2013 7:54:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

Why is the Starship Enterprise and toilet paper alike?


8 posted on 06/18/2013 7:54:42 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Vendome

Most of the time donkeys and dogs hate each other. That is an amazing photo.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s hemroids isn’t it not asteroids?


10 posted on 06/18/2013 7:56:38 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: BenLurkin

GAWD! I was afraid of that!


11 posted on 06/18/2013 7:56:59 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m being followed. I must get my azz outa here.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 7:57:34 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: BenLurkin

It must be Klingons.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: BenLurkin

The most humorously misnamed planet in the universe ... what was William Herschel thinking when he gave this name to our 7th planet?


14 posted on 06/18/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: central_va

Something about clinging on (Klingon)


15 posted on 06/18/2013 7:59:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: elcid1970

I use Presidential H-It’s for important a$$holes.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 7:59:23 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: BenLurkin

did anybody see me click on this thread?


17 posted on 06/18/2013 7:59:36 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: BenLurkin

My anus has no afteroids!


18 posted on 06/18/2013 8:01:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: doc1019
what was William Herschel thinking when he gave this name to our 7th planet?

Fortunately, many scientists have grown tired of all the juvenile jokes and have lobbied to have the 7th planet renamed “Urectum.”

19 posted on 06/18/2013 8:01:44 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: schm0e

one did.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 8:02:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: schm0e

When on threads of this nature it is important to resist the ‘Post’ Button...Doh! :)


21 posted on 06/18/2013 8:02:26 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: BenLurkin

At least they’re practicing safe exploration using Trojans while tracking Uranus.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 8:04:27 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: BenLurkin

The planet will never be the same!


23 posted on 06/18/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT by GSWarrior (When someone points at the moon, don't stare at his finger.)
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To: BenLurkin
As Uranus speeds in its orbit in the solar system, there are three large space rocks that are in lockstep with the gas giant. . . .

Uranus is a gas GIANT!

24 posted on 06/18/2013 8:09:52 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (P.U.!!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

I hope not. I’ve slowed down a bunch since Zer0 was immaculated.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 8:10:35 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Charles Henrickson

And so is the Planet!


26 posted on 06/18/2013 8:11:10 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: doc1019
The most humorously misnamed planet in the universe ... what was William Herschel thinking when he gave this name to our 7th planet? _________
Actually, it's name is beautifully appropriate.

Ουρανυς (translated to English as "Uranus") is the ancient Greek word for heaven or firmament.
27 posted on 06/18/2013 8:12:21 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Oops. My bad html.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 8:13:11 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: BenLurkin

Just stopping by for the comments.


29 posted on 06/18/2013 8:13:22 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BenLurkin
I'm scheduled for a colonostophy and I sure hope he doesn't find any asteroids!!!
30 posted on 06/18/2013 8:15:03 PM PDT by dalereed
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31 posted on 06/18/2013 8:15:13 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Fortunately, many scientists have grown tired of all the juvenile jokes and have lobbied to have the 7th planet renamed “Urectum.”
__________

“Urectum” is Latin for “you made a big mess.”

(just kidding :-)


32 posted on 06/18/2013 8:15:48 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum
the ancient Greek word for heaven or firmament.

Cease this faggotry, you Greeks!

33 posted on 06/18/2013 8:17:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: doc1019; Rides_A_Red_Horse; pax_et_bonum
The most humorously misnamed planet in the universe ... what was William Herschel thinking when he gave this name to our 7th planet?

"Uranus" is from the Greek word "ouranos" (pronounced "oo-rah-NOS"), which means "heaven" or "sky." And of course in their mythology there was a god to personify such.

34 posted on 06/18/2013 8:18:03 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Greek student and teacher)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I attempt humor and all I get is logic and a history lesson ... scheeeese. ;-)


35 posted on 06/18/2013 8:21:09 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Do you know how they separate the Men from the Boys in Greece???

With a CROWBAR!


36 posted on 06/18/2013 8:21:50 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: BenLurkin

I hereby rename this planet.

Henceforth it will be know as Planet “Bob”


37 posted on 06/18/2013 8:23:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: BenLurkin
Uranus Is Being Chased By Asteroids!

No more need for suppositories?
Wait...

...never mind...

38 posted on 06/18/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Ubama was taken?


39 posted on 06/18/2013 8:26:04 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Nachum
Henceforth it will be know as Planet “Bob”

What?
No one has suggested Baraq?

40 posted on 06/18/2013 8:28:25 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: BenLurkin
"Yeth, and you thould thee what happenth when one catcheth up with you!"


41 posted on 06/18/2013 8:29:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: BenLurkin

I can’t say I blame the asteroids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEbEMjKitA4


42 posted on 06/18/2013 8:29:40 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: BenLurkin

You always have to beware of rocks hitting Uranus!


43 posted on 06/18/2013 8:29:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: DanielRedfoot

44 posted on 06/18/2013 8:34:48 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: BenLurkin

This sounded like a story about a hot young chick at a nightclub infested with horny young guys.


45 posted on 06/18/2013 8:36:17 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Mastador1

scientists have concluded there is a high concentration of methane gas in the atmosphere around uranus


46 posted on 06/18/2013 8:39:22 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: ClearCase_guy

Cease this faggotry, you Greeks!
__________

Did the ancient Greeks smoke?


47 posted on 06/18/2013 8:39:49 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: OHelix

However the concentration tends to ebb and flow.


48 posted on 06/18/2013 8:42:06 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: doc1019

When I learned the planets in elementary school in ‘79, it was your-anus.

It was only many years later that it became your-uh-nus.

Of course, at seven years old, I didn’t recognize the humor.


49 posted on 06/18/2013 8:56:20 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Vendome

Dr. Evil: Our early attempts at a tractor beam went through several preparations. Preparations A through G were a complete failure. But now, ladies and gentlemen, we finally have a working tractor beam, which we shall call...Preparation H.

[Scott snickers]

Dr. Evil: What?

Scott Evil: Why don’t you just call it operation @$$-cream, you @$$.

Dr. Evil: I’m sorry, did you say you want some ice cream?

Scott Evil: Yes, I’d love some chocolate @$$-cream.

Dr. Evil: Perhaps later.

Number 2: Dr. Evil, I love your plan.

Dr. Evil: You do?

Frau Farbissina: Yah. It’s a really good plan.

Dr. Evil: Yes Frau, on the whole Preparation H feels good.

[Scott resumes snickering]

Dr. Evil: What is it now?

Scott Evil: No, I totally agree with you. Preparation H does feel good... on the hole.


50 posted on 06/18/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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