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Old February 26th 20, 10:23 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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Default Interesting - Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3.

from
https://www.cnet.com/news/astronomer...new-mini-moon/

(So, is this reporter, just doing like, a Junior High journalism
project, or has he found something past what wikipedia knows about?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claimed_moons_of_Earth


Astronomers say Earth might have a new mini-moon
An asteroid has apparently been caught in our planet's gravity.

Sean Keane
February 26, 2020 7:08 AM PST
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LISTEN
- 01:12
gettyimages-615291986
Earth, as seen from the Moon in 1968, could have pulled a new mini-moon
into its gravity.

We could have a new space neighbor, at least for a while. Astronomers at
the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey reckon they've spotted an asteroid
that's caught in Earth's gravity.

"Earth has a new temporarily captured object/Possible mini-moon called
2020 CD3. On the night of Feb. 15, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy
Pruyne and I found a 20th magnitude object," Kacper Wierzchos tweeted
Tuesday.

Kacper Wierzchos
@WierzchosKacper
BIG NEWS (thread 1/3). Earth has a new temporarily captured
object/Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3. On the night of Feb. 15, my
Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy Pruyne and I found a 20th magnitude
object. Here are the discovery images.

Embedded video
891
4:20 PM - Feb 25, 2020
Twitter Ads info and privacy
469 people are talking about this
Wierzchos calculated that the asteroid is between 1.9 and 3.5 meters in
diameter. The Minor Planet Center acknowledged the near-Earth object,
and it apparently entered Earth's orbit around three years ago. The
Catalina Sky Survey is based at the University of Arizona's Lunar and
Planetary Lab in Tucson.

It's the second asteroid that's known to have entered Earth's orbit. The
previous one, 2006 RH120, was also discovered by the CSS and orbited
Earth for 18 months over 2006 and 2007, as noted by science writer Corey
S. Powell.

The CSS didn't respond to a request for comment.

First published Feb. 26, 4:35 a.m. PT.
Updates 5:14 a.m. PT: Adds more detail, 7:08 a.m. PT: Corrects diameter
from miles to meters.

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Old February 27th 20, 10:34 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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Default Interesting - Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2:23:54 PM UTC-8, a425couple wrote:
from
https://www.cnet.com/news/astronomer...new-mini-moon/

(So, is this reporter, just doing like, a Junior High journalism
project, or has he found something past what wikipedia knows about?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claimed_moons_of_Earth


Astronomers say Earth might have a new mini-moon
An asteroid has apparently been caught in our planet's gravity.

Sean Keane
February 26, 2020 7:08 AM PST
0
LISTEN
- 01:12
gettyimages-615291986
Earth, as seen from the Moon in 1968, could have pulled a new mini-moon
into its gravity.

We could have a new space neighbor, at least for a while. Astronomers at
the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey reckon they've spotted an asteroid
that's caught in Earth's gravity.

"Earth has a new temporarily captured object/Possible mini-moon called
2020 CD3. On the night of Feb. 15, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy
Pruyne and I found a 20th magnitude object," Kacper Wierzchos tweeted
Tuesday.

Kacper Wierzchos
@WierzchosKacper
BIG NEWS (thread 1/3). Earth has a new temporarily captured
object/Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3. On the night of Feb. 15, my
Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy Pruyne and I found a 20th magnitude
object. Here are the discovery images.

Embedded video
891
4:20 PM - Feb 25, 2020
Twitter Ads info and privacy
469 people are talking about this
Wierzchos calculated that the asteroid is between 1.9 and 3.5 meters in
diameter. The Minor Planet Center acknowledged the near-Earth object,
and it apparently entered Earth's orbit around three years ago. The
Catalina Sky Survey is based at the University of Arizona's Lunar and
Planetary Lab in Tucson.

It's the second asteroid that's known to have entered Earth's orbit. The
previous one, 2006 RH120, was also discovered by the CSS and orbited
Earth for 18 months over 2006 and 2007, as noted by science writer Corey
S. Powell.

The CSS didn't respond to a request for comment.

First published Feb. 26, 4:35 a.m. PT.
Updates 5:14 a.m. PT: Adds more detail, 7:08 a.m. PT: Corrects diameter
from miles to meters.


.... and then there is this odd fellow (from 2002)...

https://www.newscientist.com/article...-around-orbit/

"The object, 2002 AA29, also becomes a temporary second moon to the Earth from time to time, with the next rendezvous expected in 2600..."
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Old March 1st 20, 05:02 AM posted to alt.astronomy
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Default Interesting - Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3.

Can't read that site full of cookie terror and pop up screens.

I made a screenshot in case you interested !

Dont have upload program on this computer but could transfer it later.

Cya.
  #4  
Old March 1st 20, 05:03 AM posted to alt.astronomy
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Default Interesting - Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3.

Well you did post it's text I think. I already seen this story elsewhere, was more interested in pictures of this moon.

If you do get a picture, transcode it into text, maybe then it can be decode again =D

Ohterwise usenet a bit limited
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Old March 1st 20, 05:12 AM posted to alt.astronomy
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Default Interesting - Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3.

skybuck2000 wrote:

Well you did post it's text I think. I already seen this story
elsewhere, was more interested in pictures of this moon.

If you do get a picture, transcode it into text, maybe then it
can be decode again =D

Ohterwise usenet a bit limited


You can transmit *any* data type in Usenet. Just use uucode, yycode
or base64,

  #6  
Old March 2nd 20, 07:34 AM posted to alt.astronomy
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Default Interesting - Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3.

Le 26/02/2020 √* 23:23, a425couple a √©crit¬*:
from
https://www.cnet.com/news/astronomer...new-mini-moon/

(So, is this reporter, just doing like, a Junior High journalism
project, or has he found something past what wikipedia knows about?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claimed_moons_of_Earth


Astronomers say Earth might have a new mini-moon
An asteroid has apparently been caught in our planet's gravity.

Sean Keane
February 26, 2020 7:08 AM PST
0
LISTEN
- 01:12
gettyimages-615291986
Earth, as seen from the Moon in 1968, could have pulled a new mini-moon
into its gravity.

We could have a new space neighbor, at least for a while. Astronomers at
the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey reckon they've spotted an asteroid
that's caught in Earth's gravity.

"Earth has a new temporarily captured object/Possible mini-moon called
2020 CD3. On the night of Feb. 15, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy
Pruyne and I found a 20th magnitude object," Kacper Wierzchos tweeted
Tuesday.

Kacper Wierzchos
@WierzchosKacper
BIG NEWS (thread 1/3). Earth has a new temporarily captured
object/Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3. On the night of Feb. 15, my
Catalina Sky Survey teammate Teddy Pruyne and I found a 20th magnitude
object. Here are the discovery images.

Embedded video
891
4:20 PM - Feb 25, 2020
Twitter Ads info and privacy
469 people are talking about this
Wierzchos calculated that the asteroid is between 1.9 and 3.5 meters in
diameter. The Minor Planet Center acknowledged the near-Earth object,
and it apparently entered Earth's orbit around three years ago. The
Catalina Sky Survey is based at the University of Arizona's Lunar and
Planetary Lab in Tucson.

It's the second asteroid that's known to have entered Earth's orbit. The
previous one, 2006 RH120, was also discovered by the CSS and orbited
Earth for 18 months over 2006 and 2007, as noted by science writer Corey
S. Powell.

The CSS didn't respond to a request for comment.

First published Feb. 26, 4:35 a.m. PT.
Updates 5:14 a.m. PT: Adds more detail, 7:08 a.m. PT: Corrects diameter
from miles to meters.


It has only been existing around for three years

And it's strictly unstable

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_CD3

And it's not the first

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_VG

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_RH120




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Old March 2nd 20, 03:12 PM posted to alt.astronomy
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