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ODD ASTEROID
spaceweather.com ^ | april-15-2003 | spaceweather.com

Posted on 04/15/2003 2:06:02 PM PDT by green team 1999

ODD ASTEROID:

On April 7th, astronomers discovered a near-Earth asteroid following a curious path around the Sun. The orbit of 2003 GQ22 is nestled almost entirely inside Earth's own.

"2003 GQ22 is nearly a member of the elusive inner-Earth object group, for which there is thought to be several members, but only one discovered to date (2003 CP20)," says Donald Yeomans, the manager of JPL's Near Earth Object Program.

Inner-Earth asteroids start out like most space rocks--orbiting the Sun in the asteroid belt beyond Mars.

But over the course of time, perhaps hundreds of millions of years or longer, they are nudged inward by gravitational tugs from Jupiter, Mars and Earth itself.

On 15 Apr 2003 there were 505 known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2003cp20; 2003gq22; 2006rh120; archaeology; asteroid; catastrophism; cruithne; earth; earthcrossers; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; minormoon; nearearthobject; rh120; solarsystem
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is not going to hit us,don`t worry.
1 posted on 04/15/2003 2:06:02 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: green team 1999
FBI says it isn't terrorism...
2 posted on 04/15/2003 2:06:56 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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3 posted on 04/15/2003 2:07:30 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: green team 1999
Seriously, I wonder what the ephemeris works out to. Does it ever intersect Earth's orbit, and when is it's closest approach?
4 posted on 04/15/2003 2:08:05 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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To: green team 1999
It's most likely Clintons Diary.......
5 posted on 04/15/2003 2:08:28 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
Baghdad Bob says it isn't there.
6 posted on 04/15/2003 2:08:29 PM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: green team 1999
Is "inner earth" near "middle earth"?
7 posted on 04/15/2003 2:10:10 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: green team 1999
Oui, but zee French have surrendered just in case.
8 posted on 04/15/2003 2:10:56 PM PDT by DC native
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
between the earth and the sun
9 posted on 04/15/2003 2:13:54 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: green team 1999
"They are like a snake and we are going to cut it in pieces."
Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf

10 posted on 04/15/2003 2:16:14 PM PDT by COURAGE
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To: green team 1999
Why do they call them asteroids?
11 posted on 04/15/2003 2:23:55 PM PDT by Radix (Why do they call hemmeroids hemmeroids?)
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To: Radix
Perhaps the following riddle will add some light to the meaning of the word "asteroid".

What do toilet paper and The Star Ship Enterprise have in common?
12 posted on 04/15/2003 2:39:10 PM PDT by TaxRelief ("circling star?")
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To: green team 1999
Women, Children and Minorities hit hardest...
13 posted on 04/15/2003 2:43:14 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: green team 1999
The asteroids have such creative names! Makes me wish my mother had named me 2003AS30, or something like that.
14 posted on 04/15/2003 2:46:20 PM PDT by Luna (Evil will not triumph...God is at the helm)
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To: green team 1999
Is this the 4th moon of earth, or the 5th? Cruithne is the 3rd.
15 posted on 04/15/2003 2:48:11 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: TomServo
I am deeply saddened.

16 posted on 04/15/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT by widgysoft (< Woo and Yay! >)
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To: TaxRelief
What do toilet paper and The Star Ship Enterprise have in common?

They both wipe the Klingons from Uranus.

17 posted on 04/15/2003 2:51:08 PM PDT by toast
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To: Frank_Discussion
It's an Alien Spaceship. Welcome Space Brothers!
18 posted on 04/15/2003 3:00:43 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: toast; Radix
They both circle Uranus looking for Klingons... Close enough, though, you win!
19 posted on 04/15/2003 3:13:49 PM PDT by TaxRelief (I avoid posting on serious threads. Too much hyperbole!)
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To: green team 1999
Still...how big?
20 posted on 04/15/2003 3:17:25 PM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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