Scientists have discovered an asteroid with a negative gravity

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Scientists from the University of Tennessee studied circumterrestrial Asteroid 1950 DA and found that the object that rotates so fast that violate the laws of gravity, does not...

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Scasteroidientists from the University of Tennessee studied circumterrestrial Asteroid 1950 DA and found that the object that rotates so fast that violate the laws of gravity, does not disintegrate thanks to the so called forces of Van der Waals, which previously have not  been associated with asteroids, says Nature.

Previous studies have shown that asteroids, which are a cluster of stones, remain intact due to gravity and friction. But the authors of this study concluded that 1950 DA rotates so fast that denies these forces.

There was conducted a study of the thermal images and the asteroid`s movement in orbit, in order to calculate the thermal inertia and the density of the specific weight of the object. The team discovered that there actually is no gravity. In fact, the asteroid is spinning so fast that its equator has negative gravity. If astronauts try to stay on the surface, they will need to use an anchor.

The presence of adhesion forces asteroids was assumed theoretically, but till now the scientists did not succeed to obtain confirmation of this theory.

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