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    Surprise! Surprise! NASA has just confirmed Earth has a new moon

    Post  Carol on Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:37 am


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbbAnVU4rmY
    Asteroid 2016 HO3 - Earth's Constant Companion

    NASA has just confirmed Earth has a new moon

    http://ewao.com/2016/06/24/nasa-just-confirmed-earth-new-moon/

    A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come. Full story at http://go.nasa.gov/1UdQoAF

    The new moon isnt as big as THE MOON is, but, it still keeps our original moon company while traveling across space.

    The smaller quasi-moon orbits Earth with an extremely irregular path. Moon 2.0 is actually asteroid 2016 H03, which is locked into a dance with our planet, in fact, it has been dancing with our planet for almost a century and we have failed to notice it until recently. The quasi- moon’s orbit is extremely elliptical causing it to travel between 38 and 100 times the distance of our planet

    The new moon is tilted at around 8° and travels around the sun for 365.93 days, which is a bit longer than our planets 365.24 day-long year.

    The orbit of the new moon varies a lot. In fact, due to its tilted and elliptical orbit, 2016 H03 is sometimes closer to the sun and moves faster than our planet and in other times its located farther out and moves slowly. However, researcher shave found it never gets closer to about 14 million kilometers from Earth, nor does it stray off course over 40 million kilometers.


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