Just when I start to relax and enjoy the holidays,some smart science guys have get all smart and stuff and do some research. Then they post some scary shit.
University of Hawaii astronomers say that, according to their modeling, the earth has at least one (tiny) temporary moon at all times. These are passing asteroids that get sucked temporarily into earth’s orbit.
“At any given time, there should be at least one natural Earth satellite of 1-meter diameter orbiting the Earth,” say Granvik and co. These objects should hang around for about 10 months and make about three revolutions of the planet. That means Earth ought to have a metre-sized moon right now.