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Fraser
2013-May-28, 03:50 PM
What if we could journey to the outer edge of the Solar System beyond the familiar rocky planets and the gas giants, past the orbits of asteroids and comets one thousand times further still to the spherical shell of icy particles that enshrouds the Solar System. This shell, more commonly known as [...]

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galacsi
2013-May-28, 08:03 PM
100 meters in diameter ? Really ? It is not possible to see such a tiny object so far out !! May be a finger check because it should be obvious for anybody knowing a little astronomy !

And a little Googling give me the answer : It is 100 Km in diameter ! Now it makes sense.

Nick Theodorakis
2013-May-29, 02:04 AM
100 meters in diameter ? Really ? It is not possible to see such a tiny object so far out !! May be a finger check because it should be obvious for anybody knowing a little astronomy !

And a little Googling give me the answer : It is 100 Km in diameter ! Now it makes sense.

Wait, how big was Rama supposed to be?

Nick

neilzero
2013-May-29, 02:37 AM
At 100 kilometers, it likely is presently about twice as far away as Uranus (they didn't say) and it likely will come no closer than Uranus (they didn't say when) Possibly it has been as far away as two light years for nearly all of the past 4.6 billion years. Neil