Asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit goes its own way

Object circles the solar system in the opposite direction as all the planets

a backwards asteroid orbit

IN REVERSE  Jupiter’s trip around the sun is accompanied by many asteroids (white), which travel in the same direction as the planet. But scientists have found one, Asteroid 2015 BZ509 (green), that orbits backward.

© 2017 Western Univ., Athabasca Univ., Large Binocular Telescope Observatory

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