Did I just see that "asteroid" firing thrusters...
I doubt Bee-Zed's orbit is keeping Jupiter's orbit in line.
Yeah, Bee-Zed is a real danger to the solar system with its potential to knock Jupiter out of its current orbit....
If it weren't keeping Jupiter in check we would all be dead already. What part of resonance don't you understand. All hail Bee-Zed.
I read that the Gateway asteroid orbited perpendicular to the ecliptic?
You cannae break the laws of physics Capn.
It transparently doesnt so its not weird to me. Unusual but not weird.
Most of the pictures and videos I've seen about BZ's orbit show a somewhat pretzel-like curve, but that's only when "viewed from Jupiter", ie. the "pretzel" follows / is locked to Jupiter as Jupiter orbits the sun. I suppose the astro-boffins doing the PR work found that shape more "interesting" than the Sun-relative orbit - apparently looking like a plain old, boring ellipse (which I personally find much more remarkable). Sadly, figuring out what the actual shape of the orbit is and whether it is a true ellipse - considering it is the result of "crossing paths" with Jupiter twice each time it goes around the Sun - is way beyond my math/astro-fu, but at any rate it closely resembles one...
"Their icy exteriors are warmed by the Sun and they sublime"
but their motion is locked and they never come within 176 million kilometers (109 million miles) of each other
Obviously either Jupiter or BZ have a restraining order.
This information is easily available at your local planning office, at Barnards Star. Even if it is locked in a filing cabinet, in a disused toilet with a sign on the door saying, 'beware of the leopard'.
There's always one...
All stars begin as binary systems.....Ceres-Vesta....Hellas Planitia
Mars has 635,000 impact craters, six over 400 km wide, and Hellas Planitia, which is
2,300 km wide and 9 km deep, suggesting impact with a brown dwarf sized body,
approximately 20% of the size of the Sun. The Planet X hypothesis solves a number of
anomalies, Moons mass/orbit/origin, the 'fifth rocky planet' astroid belt and more.
It's in the rules.
Jupiter hasn't cleared its orbit of this asteroid, which means Jupiter is not a planet.