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dbaryl
10-02-2002, 10:36 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2251386.stm

Apparently, something that might become Earth's 3rd moon has been discovered... I didn't even know we had a second one! :)

BMJ
10-02-2002, 10:44 AM
:confused: Where's the second moon?

dbaryl
10-02-2002, 10:52 AM
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.
So we had it for some 16 years and I just found out... :)

basilisk
10-02-2002, 11:36 AM
ahh you missed the following days' report which said the 'third moon' was a piece of space junk probably from apollo 12

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2253385.stm

wow this is my first post in over 2 mnths

BMJ
10-02-2002, 11:37 AM
Where have you been?

ober
10-02-2002, 12:09 PM
FD :)

adrianxw
10-02-2002, 12:20 PM
We've been so gung'ho with regard to polluting our own piece of space, (like the planet as a whole I guess), it is a wonder that there are only a few unidentified objects floating around up there.

DavidP
10-02-2002, 02:16 PM
woah hold up?!?!??! we have two moons? *Hurries off to google to find out more*

DavidP
10-02-2002, 02:31 PM
check out this site:

http://burtleburtle.net/bob/physics/cruithne.html