Second Moon: The Earth has a second moon. Right? | EUROtoday

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Apart from Mercury and Venus, all of the planets in our photo voltaic system have moons orbiting them: two round Mars, many across the gasoline giants, and just one across the Earth. The existence of a second moon has been postulated repeatedly, however has additionally been refuted. In the Nineteen Fifties, a crew led by Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh looked for different moons for 4 years, with out success.

However, there are pure objects that orbit the Earth appear, so-called quasi-satellites. We at the moment know of seven of them – they’re fairly small cosmic chunks. One of them is the Asteroid 469219 Kamo'oalewa, which was found in 2016 with a telescope from Hawaii and subsequently bears this euphonious Hawaiian title.