Another Look at Ptolemy's IVY Leaf

@article{Knorr1991AnotherLA,
  title={Another Look at Ptolemy's IVY Leaf},
  author={W. Knorr},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1991},
  volume={22},
  pages={180 - 183}
}
  • W. Knorr
  • Published 1991
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
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which also crosses inside the orbit of Saturn and appears to be a distant asteroid. Doubtless there are any number of asteroids that fulfil these conditions and can pass each other without aExpand
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