The Earth’s sobriety will recover a reason on mini-moon 2020 SO someday in Mar 2021 — it will conduct toward a sun. On Feb 1 and 2, a “second” moon will make one some-more tighten proceed to Earth, and there is an event for a open to watch, interjection to a Virtual Telescope Project in Rome.
Join Astrophysicist Gianluca Masi for a live feed on Feb 1, commencement during 5:00 p.m. ET (22:00 UTC). Mini-moon 2020 SO will be a easiest to see “above a Virtual Telescope’s robotic telescopes in executive Italy,” reports EarthSky.
What Is a Mini-Moon?
Mini-moons are tiny asteroids that are temporarily prisoner by Earth’s sobriety and bearing behind into a solar system.
NASA confirms there were dual mini-moons in a planet’s circuit between 2006 and 2007 and between 2018 and 2020; 2006 RH120 and 2020 CD3 respectively.
2020 SO has been in a planet’s sobriety given Nov. 8, 2020. However, this mini-moon is not an asteroid, it is a square of space junk.
Between a time astronomers initial beheld a intent and when it upheld a Earth on Dec 1, they dynamic it was an Atlas LV-3C Centaur-D. The rocket upholder launched a “Surveyor 2 booster toward a moon in 1966.”
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
EarthSky: Say goodbye to Earth’s mini-moon on Feb 1 and 2; by Eddie Irizarry and Deborah Byrd
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Mini-Moon Leaves Earth’s Orbit Heads Toward a Sun combined by Cathy Milne-Ware on Jan 31, 2021
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