Pole, Pericenter, and Nodes of the Interstellar Minor Body A/2017 U1

@article{Marcos2017PolePA,
  title={Pole, Pericenter, and Nodes of the Interstellar Minor Body A/2017 U1},
  author={C. Marcos and R. Marcos},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2017},
  volume={1},
  pages={5}
}
  • C. Marcos, R. Marcos
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • Here, we explore some peculiar orbital features of the recently discovered asteroid A/2017 U1, which is a clear outlier when considering the average value of the eccentricity of known hyperbolic comets. As for the orientation of its orbit in space, the orbital plane of A/2017 U1 seems to be away from any obvious clusters present for this population. The orbital nodes of A/2017 U1 are well away from the paths of the planets of the Solar System and the Sun. All these orbital properties appear to… CONTINUE READING
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