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First Backwards Orbiting Asteroid Confirmed

Would you believe there’s an asteroid in our solar system that orbits the sun in the opposite direction of the planets and nearly all of the rest of the asteroids? Would you believe this wrong-way asteroid shares its orbit with Jupiter and yet has never collided with the planet nor with the other 6,000 asteroids... Read more »
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