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Astronomers: new asteroid – quasistatic Land

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Scientists have unveiled new data on recently discovered asteroid 2016 HO3. They say he is a so-called quasistatic.

A small celestial body moves around the Earth in elliptical orbit, combining this motion with rotation speed around the Sun.

The specialists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that the asteroid impact their attraction and the Earth and the Sun, and that he may thus move along its path for centuries, until in the end won’t break loose.

The length of the asteroid, according to them, does not exceed hundreds of meters.

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