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J002E3 Animations

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The motion of J002E3, showing how the object was captured into its chaotic orbit around the Earth by passing near the L1 point, looping around the Earth for 6 orbits, and then leaving Earth's orbit. The Sun is to the left in these animations. Animations created by Paul Chodas and Ron Baalke.


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J002E3 discovery images taken by Bill Yeung on September 3, 2002. J002E3 is in the circle. Images taken with Astroworks Centurion 18" f2.8 scope and Apogee AP9e CCD camera, 10 u second exposure. Auto detected with PinPoint Astrometry Engine by Bob Denny. North is up. Animation created by Bob Denny.

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