Moon May Not Be Earth's Only Natural Satellite
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How many natural satellites on earth do you know? We are sure that 99.99% of people will answer that they only know the moon - the rest are directly linked to astronomy and know that there is another correct answer to that question. Some scientists using the Paris Observatory have come to the conclusion that small asteroids can also be considered natural satellites.
According to Live Science, asteroids a few meters long end up trapped in Earth's gravitational force, orbiting the planet in the same way as the moon. In much smaller proportions, they do not influence tides - nor haircuts - but can be trapped in our planet for periods of up to a few years.
Astronomers analyzed the spatial movement of ten million asteroids. Research results show that there is always some small body orbiting the earth and acting like a natural satellite. According to Galileo Magazine, in 2006 the car-sized asteroid RH120 orbited the earth for a year before breaking free.