Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Driving Me Backwards

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a short video depicting the asteroids that have been captured by Jupiter's attraction. Most orbit Jupiter in the same direction and have clustered around the "Trojan Points" (and, if named, they are named after various characters in the Iliad). However, look at 2015 BZ509. Why does it swim against the stream?

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