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Zetas RIGHT Again! : Moon Swirl

Prior to July, 1995 ZetaTalk described the 
    Trailing Moons of Planet X
 and again in late Dec, 2001 ZetaTalk stated that the 
    Moons of Planet X
swirled behind, rather than orbit, Planet X, due to the periodic rapid
passage it took it passing one of its suns. On April 23, 2002 the 
New York Times reported that when asteroids were discovered to have moons, 
or were of relatively equal size to each other, this was the behavior. 

    Why would such a moon pattern perpetuate itself? 
    Does Planet X not come to a virtual stop at the 
    mid-point between its two foci? Having established 
    a swirl behind the planet, the moons have two 
    factors preventing a return to the normal orbital 
    pattern of moons around a planet. First, their swirl 
    perpetuates itself. The speed is dictated not only by
    the normal rotation around a gravitational master 
    that attractants in the vicinity would create, it is 
    dictated by the need to move away from the other 
    moons in the swirl. Second, the larger moons in 
    the cluster are perpetually trying to reach a closer 
    proximity to their planet, the point where the 
    repulsion force between the moon and its planet 
    creates a stalemate. Being the larger moons, they
    push smaller moons away from their path, but this 
    pushing action, in space, has the effect of causing 
    them both to move, thus not only increasing and 
    perpetuating their swirling motion, but also pushing
    the larger moon away from the planet it seeks to 
    come closer to.
        ZetaTalk™, Swirling Moons

Abundance of Cometlike Objects With Moons Stuns Experts
The New York Times
April 23, 2002

    Even small cometlike bodies at the edge of the solar 
    system often have companion moons, to the surprise 
    of astronomers who cannot yet explain how such 
    tenuous gravitational pairings formed. Writing in the 
    current issue of the journal Nature, a team of 
    American and French astronomers describe the 
    looping elliptical orbits of 1998 WW31, a small icy 
    clump 4.3 billion miles from the Sun, and its moon. ...
    Dr. Christian Veillet of the Canada-France-Hawaii 
    Telescope in Kamuela, Hawaii, noticed that 1998 
    WW31 appeared elongated, like a blurry peanut. 
    Comparing their images with those taken earlier, 
    they found that the shape of the peanut changed 
    over time, suggesting the motion of a moon around
    1998 WW31. The astronomers announced the 
    discovery last year, the first known around a Kuiper
    Belt object, .... 

    With help from new photographs by the Hubble 
    Space Telescope, the same team of astronomers 
    has now mapped out the trajectories. Roughly the
    same size, 1998 WW31 is estimated at 75 to 90 
    miles wide; its moon is 60 to 75 miles wide and the 
    two twirl around each other in a slow, highly 
    elliptical dance. At their closest, they pass 2,500 
    miles from each other. At their most distant, they 
    are 25,000 miles apart. They take 570 days to 
    revolve around each other. ... Astronomers once 
    thought the gravitational pull of small bodies like
    asteroids and comets to be too slight to hold onto
    moons. In 1994, they were astonished when 
    photographs from NASA's Galileo spacecraft 
    revealed a tiny moon circling the asteroid Ida. 
    A handful more moons have been discovered since
    among the thousands of asteroids between the orbits
    of Mars and Jupiter. ...

    Low-speed collisions between two Kuiper Belt 
    objects may dissipate enough energy to allow the 
    two to go into orbit around each other. A collision 
    could also split one of the objects into a pair. "Then
    the details after that are hazy," Dr. Jewitt said.