NASA Picked Up Another Moon Not Too Long Ago

in #astronomylast year

Wouldn't be amazing if we had two moons? Well, NASA says there is one small moon / asteroid that has been circling the earth for over a century and will continue orbiting for centuries to come. It is so tiny that it's neither visible with naked, nor the scientists noticed before 2016.

The asteroid named as 2016H03 orbits the earth and the sun, and it drifts between 38 and 100 times the distance of moon.

So now our lonely moon has a company! A dwarf buddy, a baby brother if you may.

Sort:  

Woow thanks for the info very interesting and I also liked the YouTube link

Posted using Partiko Android

The universe doesn't stop to amaze me. There's so much to discover.

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.16
TRX 0.03
JST 0.040
BTC 10711.72
ETH 353.18
USDT 1.00
SBD 0.95