But sometimes deciding to do one thing sometimes gives another satisfying result. Because many important discoveries, as in the case of Scott S. Shepherd, came from coincidence. An astronomer from the Carnegie Institution of Science, he and his colleagues used the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (DECam) designed for the Cosmic Dark Energy Survey at the Inter-American Zero Tolo Observatory in Chile, the largest galaxy in our local galaxy. But when they are free to observe large objects millions of light-years away, they try to find very small objects, such as asteroids. Until it can be foundAsteroidOn the evening of August 13 with the shortest orbital period of any known asteroid in the Solar System.
Named 2021 PH27, the asteroid is about 1 km in diameter and is the fastest orbit in the Solar System, taking just 113 Earth days to orbit the Sun. Second to Mercury, it takes only 88 days to orbit the Sun, but 2021 PH27 orbits more in an elliptical orbit than Mercury. Thus bringing the sun closer togetherThe sunAbout 20 million kilometers
In a short trip through the sun, the surface of 2021 PH27 can heat up to 500 degrees Celsius, which is enough to melt lead. Interestingly, the orbit of 2021 PH27 is unstable in the long run. It is likely to collide with the Sun, Mercury or Venus in the next few million years. If not, drive from the current route first. Through interaction with gravity.
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