New "moon" found around Earth?

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  1. NetRyder

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    An amateur astronomer may have found another moon of the Earth. Experts say it may have only just arrived.
    Much uncertainty surrounds the mysterious object, designated J002E3. It could be a passing chunk of rock captured by the Earth's gravity, or it could be a discarded rocket casing coming back to our region of space.


    Read more about it here on the BBC website:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2251386.stm

    If it is determined that J002E3 is natural it will become Earth's third natural satellite.
    Earth's second one is called Cruithne. It was discovered in 1986 and it takes a convoluted horseshoe path around our planet as it is tossed about by the Earth's and the Moon's gravity.
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  2. Electronic Punk

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    I'm am gonna plant the english flag on that one day.
     
  3. NetRyder

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    How about a flag of XP-erience.org? ;)
     
  4. Lukas

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    Good Luck with putting the flag on that EPunk.... Don't forget the duck tape...


    Soon, however, the object's motion suggested it was in an orbit around the Earth. Its movements had all the hallmarks of being a spent rocket casing or other piece of space junk.




    Greetz,


    Lukas
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

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    EP hasn't been droppin his dacks again has he?? :p
     
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