Well, this is awkward. Earth’s relationship with the moon is no longer a monogamous one. Scientists have identified a second, mini-moon orbiting our planet that has probably only been around for about 100 years, reports NASA. This second moon looks to be a recently captured asteroid, and like a mistress, its subtle dance with Earth may be fleeting, only sticking around for a few centuries.
Still, it’s a remarkable event that proves just how dynamic our gravitational relationship is with near-Earth objects. The video above showcases in detail the path of the new moon’s orbit as it bobs up and down like a tiny float in choppy water. As said, it’s small, measuring in at only around 120 feet across …READ MORE