NASA has discovered a new satellite of the Earth

Scientists from NASA discovered that the Earth has another companion besides the moon. It is a small asteroid in 2016 HO3. The asteroid was discovered in April of this year, with the help of the telescope Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii. 2016 HO3 revolves simultaneously around the Sun and around the Earth.

«Since 2016 HO3 revolves around our planet, but never moves too far as joint rotation around the Sun, we attribute it to quasispherical of the Earth,» says Paul Chodas of the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA.

The American space Agency has not yet determined the exact size of the asteroid, but it is assumed that its diameter is from 40 to 100 meters. When 2016 HO3 approaching as close as possible to the Ground, he is at a distance, which is 38 times the distance from earth to the moon.

Estimated to NASA, the asteroid became a satellite of the Earth about a century ago, and it will make our planet the company over the next centuries.

Previously, NASA released a panoramic video of Mars, creating the effect of presence.




NASA has discovered a new satellite of the Earth 17.06.2016

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