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Astronomers discovered a new mini-moon

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The FINANCIAL — Astronomers from the University of Arizona, United States, discovered a tiny new moon. The mini-moon is a space rock that has found itself bound in an Earth orbit. New mini-moon is probably between 1.9 meters and 3.5 metres across, which is around the same size as a mid-size car. That big crescent that will be hanging in the night sky this week isn’t the only natural moon circling our planet. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has cataloged a new “temporary captured object:” an asteroid that’s been doing a residency as our very own mini-moon. This second satellite…

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Astronomers discovered a new mini-moon

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Astronomers from the University of Arizona, United States, discovered a tiny new moon. The mini-moon is a space rock that has found itself bound in an Earth orbit. New mini-moon is probably between 1.9 meters and 3.5 metres across, which is around the same size as a mid-size car. That big crescent…