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(05-15-2019, 06:42 AM)dsmike1980 Wrote: Another thing, in the New Eureka article, Archimedes is stated to have a radius of 9.6 km and yet it seems unusually spherical for such a small object. Is there a specific reason for its roundness?

1) It's not spherical. You're just looking from the wrong side.
Here's Archimedes from the 'pole'.

2) There are plenty of small asteroids that are round. Both Ryugu and Bennu's shapes are not that far off from a sphere.
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New and Amended pages 14/5/19 - by stevebowers - 05-15-2019, 05:59 AM
RE: New and Amended pages 14/5/19 - by dsmike1980 - 05-15-2019, 06:37 AM
RE: New and Amended pages 14/5/19 - by dsmike1980 - 05-15-2019, 06:42 AM
RE: New and Amended pages 14/5/19 - by The Astronomer - 05-15-2019, 01:09 PM
RE: New and Amended pages 14/5/19 - by dsmike1980 - 05-16-2019, 12:49 PM
RE: New and Amended pages 14/5/19 - by dsmike1980 - 05-17-2019, 06:38 AM

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