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Fraser
2008-May-28, 10:10 PM
A British astronomer has discovered a strange spinning object. The fact that it is spinning in itself is not strange, but the speed it is doing so has raised some eyebrows. The near-Earth asteroid 2008 HJ has been spotted spinning at a rate of one rotation every 42.7 seconds, breaking the record for the fastest [...]

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01101001
2008-May-28, 10:25 PM
The near-Earth asteroid 2008 HJ has been spotted spinning at a rate of one rotation every 42.7 seconds, breaking the record for the fastest [...]

For an instant, I thought you said 42.7 Hz. Hmmmmmmmmm... I could almost hear it.

But, yeah, .023+ Hz is fast, too, for something that big. I'm not going near it.