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Old 15-04-2014, 01:13 AM   #393
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A horseshoe is a fabricated product, normally made of metal, although sometimes made partially or wholly of modern synthetic materials, designed to protect a horse's hoof from wear..A horseshoe orbit is a type of co-orbital motion of a small orbiting body relative to a larger orbiting body.. The orbital period of the smaller body is very nearly the same as for the larger body, and its path appears to have a horseshoe shape in a rotating reference frame as viewed from the larger object..Saturn's moons Epimetheus and Janus occupy horseshoe orbits with respect to each other (in their case, there is no repeated looping: each one traces a full horseshoe with respect to the other)...

When kept as a talisman, a horseshoe is said to bring good luck. Some believe that to hang it with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by, whereas to hang it with the ends pointing down, is bad luck as all the good luck will fall out.. Others believe that the horseshoe should be hung the other way (with the ends pointing down), as it will then release its luck to the people around it.. A stylized variation of the horseshoe is used for a popular throwing game, horseshoes in a bean-shaped orbit that ultimately effectively describes a horseshoe, and which can transition into a quasi-satellite orbit..After 380 to 390 years or so, the kidney-bean-shaped orbit approaches Earth again from the other side...

The Swan portion of M17, the Omega Nebula in the Sagittarius nebulosity is said to resemble a barber’s pole..Mr. Mason... states In particular the large horseshoe-shaped arc … is there represented as too much elongated in a vertical direction and as bearing altogether too large a proportion to [the eastern] streak and to the total magnitude of the object.. in the constellation Sagittarius..It is considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions of our galaxy.. Its local geometry is similar to the Orion Nebula except that it is viewed edge-on rather than face-on..sketches were also made by William Lassell in 1862 using his 4-foot telescope at Malta... mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative A-lternatives..I better go check out this Mongo character..We'll work up a Number 6 on 'em.."Number 6"? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that O-ne..Through the Vatican? ..

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