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Re: Astronomers Find New Class Of Asteriod

>> University of Hawaii astronomers have discovered a new type of
>> asteroid,
>> whose orbits lie completely within the orbit of the Earth. Previously,
>> all
>> known asteroids traveled in an orbit farther from the Sun than the
>> Earth,
>> over at least a portion of their journey.

>Could that have been an Amor, Apollo, or Aten asteroid whose orbit has
>somehow been perturbed by a special planetary alignment or some other
>gravitational force?

That is certainly possible.  An object whose orbit crosses near
or over a planet's orbit whill eventually have it orbit perturbed.

Ron Baalke

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