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NASA confirms a second mini moon is circling Earth

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 22, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jun 21, 2016

For most relationships, 100 years is well past the point in time when you can ‘make it official’ but for planets, it’s just right. After nearly a century in Earth’s orbit, a tiny asteroid has earned NASA’s recognition as Earth’s new “mini moon.” Measuring between 120 feet to 300 feet in diameter, the minuscule rock slowly circles the sun on a similar orbit as Earth and NASA scientist now reveal that it also circles the Earth as well, not entirely unlike the moon we already know and...




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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