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Detecting Lagrange Moons
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(03-28-2019, 06:47 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Cruithne is the closest thing we have to a Lagrangian asteroid - it is 5km long, and was discovered in 1986. So, no. An Earth/Sun Trojan would probably be missed in the 1960s, but we would probably have seen it by now.

Excellent fit on size and a good example.

But Cruithne never gets closer than 12 million kilometers from Earth. The proposed stealthy asteroid is about 400,000km from Earth.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer
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Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Cray - 03-27-2019, 09:36 AM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Rynn - 03-28-2019, 07:29 AM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by stevebowers - 03-28-2019, 06:47 PM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Cray - 03-29-2019, 06:51 AM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by stevebowers - 10-06-2019, 07:17 AM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Drashner1 - 10-06-2019, 09:37 AM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Drashner1 - 03-29-2019, 08:27 AM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Stargate38 - 10-05-2019, 03:31 AM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Drashner1 - 10-05-2019, 11:22 PM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by stevebowers - 10-06-2019, 05:51 PM
RE: Detecting Lagrange Moons - by Cray - 10-11-2019, 04:19 AM

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