New ’mini-moon’ orbiting Earth

New ’mini-moon’ orbiting Earth

A tiny cosmic object has been pulled into earth’s orbit. Astronomers have discovered an asteroid - called 2020 CD3 - temporarily orbiting the Earth. Asteroids which orbit the planet are referred to as mini-moons. The object has a diameter between 1.9 - 3.5m. Researchers say this is a ’big deal as out of one million known asteroids, this is just the second asteroid known to orbit Earth’.

Timothy
Timothy
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It raises the question of what technically qualifies as a moon.

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