Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Earth has two extra, hidden 'moons'

Earth has two extra, hidden 'moons'
Earth doesn't have just one moon. There are three moons says  National Geographic. The existence of the two extra 'moons' was hotly debated for over 50 years but as per a recent National Geographic report, Hungarian astronomers and physicists have finally provided enough data to confirm that our moon has at least two other companions, made entirely of dust.

As they describe in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the team managed to capture snapshots of the mysterious clouds lurking just 250,000 miles away, roughly the same distance as the moon.

According to the new findings, each moon or Kordylewski cloud is about 15 by 10 degrees wide, or equal to 30 by 20 lunar disks in the night sky. This translates to an area in space about 65,000 by 45,000 miles in actual size—nearly nine times wider than Earth.

According to the new findings, each Kordylewski cloud is about 15 by 10 degrees wide, or equal to 30 by 20 lunar disks in the night sky. This translates to an area in space about 65,000 by 45,000 miles in actual size nearly nine times wider than Earth.

Information Sources www.nationalgeographic.com, www.indiatoday.in
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