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Thread: What is the Fastest Spinning Object in the Solar System? Near-Earth Asteroid 2008 HJ

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    What is the Fastest Spinning Object in the Solar System? Near-Earth Asteroid 2008 HJ

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    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.
    0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 ...
    Skepticism enables us to distinguish fancy from fact, to test our speculations. --Carl Sagan

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