Thursday, 1 September 2011

How To Capture An Asteroid and Why Motherboard

Every now and again, Jupiter will get a cosmic couchsurfer of sorts in the form of an asteroid.

Rocks of various sizes get snagged by the planets massive gravity, orbit around for a while, clean out the fridge, and then stumble back out into the solar system. Sometimes they do as little as one orbit around the planet, sometimes several.


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