Near-Earth Asteroid 3753 Cruithne

Near-Earth Asteroid 3753 Cruithne

According to a August 14, 2014 article in Physics World, a researcher in Italy is proposing a mission to an asteroid called 3753 Cruithne, a five kilometer wide near Earth object that shares an orbit with the Earth, but maneuvers about it in what is referred to as a “horseshoe” orbit.

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According to a August 14, 2014 article in Physics World, a researcher in Italy is proposing a mission to an asteroid called 3753 Cruithne, a five kilometer wide near Earth object that shares an orbit with the Earth, but maneuvers about it in what is referred to as a “horseshoe” orbit.

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3753 Cruithne. The ‘Second Moon’ You Didn’t Know Earth Had

3753 Cruithne. The ‘Second Moon’ You Didn’t Know Earth Had

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Cruithne or 3753 Cruithne is also given other (quite scientific) names like 1983 UH and 1986 TO. Discovered on the 10th of October 1986, Duncan Waldron in Australia, was the man responsible to locate this quasi satellite. A quasi satellite can be very simply described as an object in space that follows the orbit of its planet and is related to this planet when it comes to gravity and the other complexities but is somehow very eccentric in terms of orbiting.

Cruithne or 3753 Cruithne is also given other (quite scientific) names like 1983 UH and 1986 TO. Discovered on the 10th of October 1986, Duncan Waldron in Australia, was the man responsible to locate this quasi satellite. A quasi satellite can be very simply described as an object in space that follows the orbit of its planet and is related to this planet when it comes to gravity and the other complexities but is somehow very eccentric in terms of orbiting.

3753 Cruithne is 5 km across, and sometimes called Earth’s second moon. It doesn’t actually orbit the Earth, but has a synchronized orbit with our home planet and that makes it look like it’s following the Earth in orbit, but it’s actually following its own, distinct path around the Sun. 2002 AA29 is only 60 meters across, and makes a horseshoe orbit around the Earth that brings it close to the planet every 95 years. In about 600 years, it will appear to circle Earth in a quasi-satellite…

3753 Cruithne is 5 km across, and sometimes called Earth’s second moon. It doesn’t actually orbit the Earth, but has a synchronized orbit with our home planet and that makes it look like it’s following the Earth in orbit, but it’s actually following its own, distinct path around the Sun. 2002 AA29 is only 60 meters across, and makes a horseshoe orbit around the Earth that brings it close to the planet every 95 years. In about 600 years, it will appear to circle Earth in a quasi-satellite…

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