Earth Must Have Another Moon, Say Astronomers
2011-12-23 0:00

From: DiscoveryNews

The way our planet temporarily captures asteroids suggests Earth should have at least one extra moon at any one time.


Scientists studying satellites orbiting the planet have come to an astounding conclusion: Earth has multiple moons at any given time, the MIT Technology Review reported.

Mikael Granvik, along with colleagues at the University of Hawaii, first discovered a mysterious body orbiting the Earth in 2006. The object -- or RH120 as it was known -- turned out to be a tiny asteroid just a few meters across. Moreover, it was a natural satellite just like our moon.

Since then, the researchers have been studying how this "Earth-Moon" gravitational system captures bodies into its orbit while also modelling their frequency and duration. The asteroid RH120 for instance was captured in September 2006 and orbited the planet until June 2007.

But how often do these "temporary moons" actually occur? Quite often, the astronomers found.

"At any given time, there should be at least one natural Earth satellite of one-meter diameter orbiting the Earth," Granvik, Jeremie Vaubaillon and Robert Jedicke wrote in "The Population of Natural Earth Satellites," a paper published in online physics journal ArXiv.org.

In other words, at this very moment, our planet likely has a secret moon orbiting us (no word as to whether its a blue moon). Such objects typically stay for about 10 months, making three revolutions around the planet.

Given that these tiny captured orbitals are only a meter or two in diameter, it may seem a stretch to officially call them "moons" -- but the scientific implications of the discovery are vast. Outside of assisting private spaceflight and exploring deep space, the other major thing on NASAs list of things to do is send astronauts to an asteroid.

[...]

Read the full article at: news.discovery.com





Also tune into:

David Talbott - Hour 1 - Symbols of an Alien Sky

David Talbott - Hour 2 - Mars, Cronus & The Electric Universe

Wallace Thornhill - The Electric Universe

Donald E. Scott - The Electric Sky

David Icke - The Cosmic Firewall & The Moon Matrix

Will Hart - Solar Flare Apocalypse & Comets

Walter Cruttenden - Lost Star of Myth and Time, Rise and Fall of Civilization and Consciousness

David Icke - The Moon and Saturn Matrix

Mike Bara - Dark Mission, The Occult NASA Moon Mission

Alan Watt - Moon Landing, UFOs & Fake Alien Threat

Ted Twietmeyer - The Moon & Sun, Time & UFOs

Joseph P Farrell - Cosmic War, Interplanetary Warfare & Mesopotamian Mythology



Related Articles
NASA Probe Beams Home Best Moon Map Ever
Ice cavern could support life on Jupiters moon Europa
Russia spacecraft fails in mission to Mars moon
Huge asteroid will pass Earth within the Moons orbit on November 8, 2011
Chinese-Manned Moon Base to Be Massive Lunar Land Grab?
The Moon: Aristarchus Crater - Electric Blue Gem or Fusion Reactor?
NASA Whistleblower: Alien Moon Cities Exist
Moon Bible goes on sale in auction
What if the Moon Didnt Exist?
Moon to have no-fly zones by month end
NASA Launching Twin Moon Probes to Measure Gravity - GRAIL
New Theory "The Big Splat": Earth Had Two Moons?
Earths Moon and Human Evolution
Moon Dust Missing for 40 Years Is Found (Fine - now locate the missing/destroyed original landing footage)
The Moons Electrical Craters
Thunder on Saturn Moon Could Shed Light on Lightning
Is Google Censoring Nibiru Planet X?
Huge New Planet (Brown Dwarf?) Discovered in Our Solar System - Tyche Echoes of Planet X or "Nibiru"
Forget Planet X - New Technique Could Pinpoint Galaxy X
Can Planet X Nibiru Support Life? (Video)
Believers In Mysterious Planet Nibiru Await Earths End


Latest News from our Front Page

Minister of Migration attacked by asylum seeker with fire extinguisher
2015-03-27 2:12
Sweden’s Minister of Justice & Migration also known as Morgan “only 1%” Johansson, has been attacked with a fire extinguisher when he visited an asylum home for future Swedes. Regional newspaper, Kristiandstadsbladet reported that a man who had been living at the home for a couple of weeks grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed foam all over the minister who didn’t ...
Hollywood agents: Difficult for white actors to find work now that shows required ‘to go ethnic’
2015-03-27 1:51
According to an article by Nellie Andreeva published yesterday at Deadline Hollywood, the television landscape has shifted so much this season that white actors are finding it increasingly difficult to find roles. In addition to new hit shows with mostly minority casts — Black-ish, Empire, Fresh Off the Boat, and How to Get Away with Murder — shows that were originally ...
Congratulations Pussy Porters!
2015-03-26 18:52
Mural paid for by the government, decorates a Swedish school. On International Women’s day Julia Caesar published this chronicle in Swedish on Snaphanen which I’ve translated but prior to reading it I’d like to provide you with some background information on certain terms which are incomprehensible to non-Swedes. First and foremost “pussy porter” and “penis porter” are terms that third-wave feminists in ...
Germanwings co-pilot appears to have crashed plane deliberately – prosecutor
2015-03-26 18:08
The Germanwings co-pilot seemed to have crashed the plane deliberately, killing 150 people on board. The co-pilot wouldn’t let the captain inside the cabin, with the “intension to destroy” the jet, the French prosecutor said at a press conference. Follow RT’s live updates on investigation into Germanwings plane crash The Germanwings co-pilot was identified as Andreas Lubitz. The captain was between 30 ...
Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary
2015-03-25 19:38
The official dictionary of the Swedish language will introduce a gender-neutral pronoun in April, editors at the Swedish Academy have announced. “Hen” will be added to “han” (he) and “hon” (she) as one of 13,000 new words in the latest edition of the Swedish Academy’s SAOL. The pronoun is used to refer to a person without revealing their gender – either because ...
More News