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Astronomers conclude Earth has a second moon

New Rising Media: "A study conducted by Cornell University astronomers has concluded that Earth must have a second moon, calculated via counting the population of "irregular natural satellites that are temporarily captured by Earth." This has also been backed up by a sighting of one of these 'orbiters' by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona.

In the research paper titled "The population of natural Earth satellites," conclusions are made around a set of secret moons which disappear faster than you can say 'that’s no moon, that’s a temporarily captured orbiter of a few metres in diameter.'"

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RurouniKaze1810d ago

I dont get it so much either .. how can they conclude it MUST have 1 if only the conditions are met on a temporary basis

Guitardr851810d ago

I think they are saying that due to the regularity of capture incidents, there is something that is orbiting earth that is causing this periodic and predictable gravitational anomaly.

RBdrift1810d ago

@Guitardr85
Say whoa?!?!

Max Power1810d ago

This is old, watch "How the Universe Works" episode 8 "Alien Moons" at 23 minutes on Netflix, they talk about this.

aDDicteD1810d ago

nice info,, going to watch it

cyclindk1810d ago

Well no shi$, everybody knows that. It's where Jesus, Santa and the tooth fairy live.

Monolith1810d ago

little big planet is real! news to me