NASA discovers Earth has a second moon

Source: Outer Places

“If greatness were measured by a planet’s moon count, Jupiter would easily take the crown with its 69 satellites, but there are some interesting things happening around Earth too. Of course, there’s trusty Luna who keeps our waves waving and our nights lit, but as NASA recently learned, Earth has another lunar love. According to NASA, Earth has been locked in a cosmic waltz with an asteroid for around 100 years. Asteroid 2016 HO3 was first spotted on April 27, 2016 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. It orbits around the sun and also orbits Earth, passing either in front of or behind our planet (farther away than our actual moon) and bobbing up and down in what the space organization describes as a ‘game of leap frog.'” (10/23/17)