Freaky ‘Active’ Object in Jupiter’s Orbit Is First of Its Kind Seen by Astronomers

Found 6 days ago at Gizmodo

Say hello to 2019 LD2, the only active Jupiter Trojan known to science. Trojans are a large group of asteroids located in the same orbital path as Jupiter, and theyre all dead, inert asteroids—well, except apparently this one, which now boasts a very comet like tail, according to a put out by the University of Hawaiis Institute for Astronomy. Small bodied celestial objects tend to be categorized...

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