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- General querie about a recnt discussion with a collegue

Good evening,

This week I had a discussion/conversation with one of my coworkers about the posibility of a mass from outer spate that could start orbiting the earth. The issue is, I believe you cannot, whithout a proper change of energy (velocity) start orbiting a celestial body just by coming whithin its sphere of influence. My friend, however, argued that although basically impossible it is mathematically feasible to do just that and a body could start orbiting another indefinetely.

I would appreciate if you guys gave us some insight on whether this is possible or, indeed, you would need to temper with the bodys kynetic energy.

Thanks in advance!

This week I had a discussion/conversation with one of my coworkers about the posibility of a mass from outer spate that could start orbiting the earth. The issue is, I believe you cannot, whithout a proper change of energy (velocity) start orbiting a celestial body just by coming whithin its sphere of influence. My friend, however, argued that although basically impossible it is mathematically feasible to do just that and a body could start orbiting another indefinetely.

I would appreciate if you guys gave us some insight on whether this is possible or, indeed, you would need to temper with the bodys kynetic energy.

Thanks in advance!

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