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Can a 15km, rapidly-spining asteroid go undiscovered until the asteroid belt is being actively explored?

If you want to keep it from being unnoticed, you can justify that with a subtle change to history. Humanity became much more interested in finding asteroids when we realised just how bad large ...
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Can a 15km, rapidly-spining asteroid go undiscovered until the asteroid belt is being actively explored?

Spinning at significant speed, imparts stability behavior such as experienced by a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyroscope or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flywheel imparting a https://en.wikipedia....
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Can a 15km, rapidly-spining asteroid go undiscovered until the asteroid belt is being actively explored?

I think yes, but it would need some effort on the part of whoever put it there(it seems implied that it is artificial). Specifically, if they took measures to reduce its emissions, such as making it ...
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