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Message 1133010 - Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 15:53:10 UTC

It traces quite a complex path at its orbital point. Currently, it is about 80 million km from Earth, and should come no closer than about 25 million km.

The team says its orbit appears stable at least for the next 10,000 years.

2010 TK7's existence should not really be a surprise. Jupiter, Neptune and Mars all have collections of rocks sitting in the so-called Lagrange points 60 degrees ahead of or behind the planets in their orbits.


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Message 1133085 - Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 19:06:03 UTC

Asteroid Mining Anyone?

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Message 1133088 - Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 19:31:26 UTC

Asteroid Mining could be a great step into the final frontier...Any Private corporations interested? Could be a great way to harvest metals and start a non Earth Destructive enterprise with the possibility of Humans learning to live off planet. Also could be a highly profitable venture for our future in Space.? As in off planet manufacturing and habitation for Earth and space ventures.
Crap, I don't know I'll be gone by that time. ;)
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Message 1133112 - Posted: 28 Jul 2011, 21:00:17 UTC

Still think we should be aimimg for a moonbase first!

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Message 1133200 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 0:26:44 UTC
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_TK7


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Message 1133541 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 16:52:19 UTC - in response to Message 1133200.

since we are actually following the rock it would seem to be in the front yard
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Message 1133666 - Posted: 29 Jul 2011, 20:47:25 UTC

OK clever clogs, it's at L4 LeGrange point.
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