The Earth may have
hundreds of tiny moons


The asteroid called 2006 RH120, is an interesting object and for about about a year 7/2006 - 7/2007this small asteroid was a temporary moon of the Earth. It is just a few meters across and it was originally thought to be a spent rocket stage but further studies showed it to be an asteroid.  

2006 RH120 discovery resulted in a computer study that shows that the Earth may have as many as 100  tiny moons at any given time, but they drift in and out of Earth orbit after staying around for a few months to a few hundred years. They tend to be small and dim making them hard to find but it is still an interesting discovery. One value to search for them is that some are likely small enough to bring to Earth for study. Also the possibility exists of doing so a mining operation.

 

 

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