Near-Earth Asteroid Might be a Lost Fragment of the Moon

Near-Earth Asteroid Might be a Lost Fragment of the Moon

Stuart Gary
Stuart Gary
Tim Mendham
Tim Mendham
The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 136
*Near-Earth asteroid might be a lost fragment of the Moon
A new study claims a near Earth asteroid might be a fragment of the Moon. The one hundred and fifty metre wide space rock called Kamo`oalewa is a quasi-satellite orbiting around the Sun with the Earth -- often getting to within 15 Million kilometres of Earth.
*The fastest spinning white dwarf ever seen
Astronomers have discovered the fastest spinning white dwarf star ever seen.
*The longest partial lunar eclipse since 1440
Skywatchers over much of the world have enjoyed the longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years with the Moon bathed in brilliant scarlet.
*NASA’s DART mission blasts off on a journey to slam into an asteroid
NASA has successfully launched a mission which could eventually save planet Earth from an asteroid impact.
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