View Full Version : Astronomers Find a New "Minor Planet" near Neptune

2008-Aug-18, 04:30 PM
Astronomers announced today that a new "minor planet" with an unusual orbit has been found just two billion miles from Earth, closer than Neptune. Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, astronomers detected a small, comet-like object called 2006 SQ372, which is likely made of rock and ice. However, its orbit never brings it [...]

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2008-Aug-23, 01:28 AM
Sweet! It's good to have new neighbors.