NASA Finally Confirms Earth’s Second Moon
Do you believe that the Earth have a second moon?
It has been one of the never ending rumors that the Earth relly have a second moon. People has been claiming about it here and there and of course, NASA, like what they actually and normally do, wouldn’t believe it since for them they’re the one and the only basis for the truth when it comes to everything about outer space. Well, it looks like, they could be wrong.
Just recently, NASA finally confirmed that Earth really has a second moon. Though it’s not like the first moon which is very visible to Earth but still it will go with Earth’s journey for centuries.
NASA has just declared that Earth appears to have asecond moon that has been orbiting around our planet for nearly a century.
This second moon doesn’t quite resemble the one we’re used to seeing in the starry night sky, however. Actually an asteroid, it has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and will continue to do so for centuries.
This new asteroid, called 2016 HO3, is too distant to be considered a true satellite of our planet, but is the best and most stable example of a near-Earth companion we’ve yet to come across.
“Since 2016 HO3 loops around our planet, but never ventures very far away as we both go around the sun, we refer to it as a quasi-satellite of Earth,”explained Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object (NEO) Studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “One other asteroid — 2003 YN107 — followed a similar orbital pattern for a while over
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