Corpus Christi, in the county of Nueces, and all the cities situated on the Rio Bravo, Laredo, Comalites, San Ignacio on the Web, Rio Grande
City on the Starr, Edinburgh in the Hidalgo, Santa Rita, Elpanda, Brownsville in the Cameron, formed an imposing league against the pretensions of Florida.
To the right of the Sierra Blanco -- so we shall reach the Rio Grande
," said another.
By this time the American admiral, O'Connor, was fully informed of the existence of the airships, and he was no longer vitally concerned for Panama, since the submarine flotilla was reported arrived there from Key West, and the Delaware and Abraham Lincoln, two powerful and entirely modern ships, were already at Rio Grande
, on the Pacific side of the canal.
Most objects in our solar system circle the sun in what's known as a prograde orbit, wherein their motion is counter-clockwise when seen from "above.
Since these asteroids are present in stable points, and since they are locked in prograde orbits, they do not (and will not) collide with the gas giant.
Close encounters with another planet or a companion star can yank a planet out of its circular, prograde orbit
and into a highly eccentric and inclined orbit.
Table 1: Calculated period P (in hours) and predicted speed-change for prograde orbits
Conventionally, bodies orbiting in a direct sense, with orbital angular momentum vectors within 90deg of the direction of the Earth's orbital angular momentum (or the rotational angular momentum of the primary), are defined to have inclinations from 0deg to 90deg and are said to be on prograde orbits
Matese and Whitman also note that meteoroids hitting comets in prograde orbits
would produce only one-third the punch, on average.
Grun was puzzled and surprised by the finding, since most dust particles in the inner solar system have slower speeds and prograde orbits