Scientists say Earth has two moons now

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Astronomers from the Catalina Sky Survey yesterday announced they’d found a second natural satellite orbiting the Earth. It looks like our planet and its long-standing partner Luna have decided to explore polyamory.

    The newcomer is a small asteroid that was apparently snagged in the Earth‘s orbit where it now exists as a temporary “mini-moon.” Scientists discovered the new moon last week but wanted to confirm that it wasn’t an artificial satellite or random space junk. It may still turn out that the satellite is artificial but all indications so far indicate it’s the real deal.
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Is it the 1990s again?
    It's been a long time since a second natural "moon" was discovered.
    If this is indeed another one, it will be the third.
     
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    1996. They mentioned it in the article.
     
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    Wait until it breaks orbit and slams into the Earth.... That'll wake some people up.
     

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