Earth Moonstruck with Its New Mini-Moon
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Earth has a new ‘mini-moon’. It was spotted recently circling the planet by a researcher at the Catalina Sky Survey. Between two to three metres wide, scientists estimate that Asteroid 2020 CD3 has been lingering around for the past three years. An orbit model developed by an amateur astrophysicist estimates that 2020 CD3 could be making its exit from Earth’s orbit as early as April.
This, however, isn’t the first mini-moon that researchers have found. In 2016, NASA reported that another asteroid called 2016 HO3 had been caught in Earth’s gravity
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