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Cruithne Help.

  1. Sep 10, 2006 #1
    Please could someone give me information on Cruithne?
    I am looking for it's orbit path and when it is meant to be in Earth's orbit again.


    Thank you very much.
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2006 #2

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  4. Sep 27, 2006 #3

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    Cruithne doesn't enter Earth's orbit. It completes a horseshoe orbit around the Sun in a 1:1 resonance with Earth. Because of the 1:1 resonance, some people refer to it as "Earth's 2nd moon" although it does not orbit Earth.

    http://www.orbitsimulator.com/gravity/articles/cruithne.html
     
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