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The Mystery of Earths Newest Moon

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posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 04:55 AM
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That's no Moon , it's a .....

Scientists have found a mini-Moon in Earth's orbit and they don't know what it is , it could be an Asteroid or it could be artificial but it doesn't fit the orbital path of any known man made objects.

Here's a picture of our new satellite which was discovered on Feb 15th , the coloured streaks are stars.


Information from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, which keeps observation records for all known asteroids, shows that the orbit of the minimoon doesn't match the precise orbit of any known human-made object, Kacper Wierzchos, a senior research specialist for the Catalina Sky Survey and co-discoverer of the minimoon, told Space.com. The object's orbit didn't display any perturbations resulting from solar radiation pressure coming from the sun; such wiggles are common for human-made satellites in Earth's orbit.

But Wierzchos said he doesn't want to assume the minimoon is an asteroid quite yet. "The possibility it is artificial still exists, so I am trying to be cautious with every statement," he said. "I'd hate it to be artificial after [everyone is] making a fuss [about the discovery]."


On a good night, the survey can study around 40 near-Earth asteroids, which are typically objects astronomers already know about. But on Feb. 15, something in Catalina's observations looked a little funny and didn't match anything known by astronomers. The duo submitted the discovery to the Minor Planet Center, and other astronomers soon confirmed the find.


But where did it come from ? , scientists have an idea....

In the nights after the discovery, Wierzchos and his collaborators kept following the object to try to determine its orbit. Their calculations showed that, most likely, the object was circling the sun and Earth's gravity snatched it into our planet's orbit sometime in 2017.


So we probably acquired the object in 2017 from its orbit of the Sun .... Hmmmm , I'm sure 2017 has some significance in our astronomical diary .... Oh yeah , Oumuamua orbited our Sun in 2017 !

Not sayin it's Aliens but here's a picture of our new Alien satellite in motion as it keeps watch on , sorry orbits our planet.


Astronomers have observed 2020 CD3 only about six or seven times so far, so they don't have enough information yet to derive a "light curve," which shows the variation in an object's brightness. If they can get that data, Wierzchos said, it may help astronomers determine what kind of asteroid it is (if it is, indeed, an asteroid), how quickly it rotates and how big it is.
www.space.com...


I wonder if Oumuamua will be coming back to pick up its probe or whether it's automated for return.

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posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 05:27 AM
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Oumuamua was nothing more than an Interstellar Giant Rat Dropping.
But , perhaps this object was a piece that came loose from it and the Earth's gravity captured.

I am a bettin on space debris.




posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog




Oumuamua was nothing more than an Interstellar Giant Rat Dropping.

And a klingon spaceship looks like a bird of prey but that doesn't mean it hunts rats and voles.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Come back? Nah.

Von Neumann probes are self-replicating and autonomous.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 05:40 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Gothmog




Oumuamua was nothing more than an Interstellar Giant Rat Dropping.

And a klingon spaceship looks like a bird of prey but that doesn't mean it hunts rats and voles.

A Klingon Warbird does not look like a giant rat dropping either.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 05:46 AM
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What it looks like is irrelevant , if you wanted to take a look at an interesting neighboring planet what better way than to capture a nearby rock , stuff it with stuff to do the job then send it on its way , beats building a superstructure from scratch.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 05:54 AM
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This article says it is 6-11 feet in size. I going with it being a rock.

www.usatoday.com...




posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

Sounds about right for a probe.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:01 AM
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Oumuamua was nothing more than an Interstellar Giant Rat Dropping


Damn those pesky giant space rats leaving their poop all over the universe.

a reply to: gortex




if you wanted to take a look at an interesting neighboring planet what better way than to capture a nearby rock , stuff it with stuff to do the job then send it on its way


Even though I don't think this is what this is, I too had exactly the same thought, especially after reading it will orbit us for a while and then wonder back into the vastness of space. Maybe it is some sort of probe or drone.



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posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:07 AM
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a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

You could fit an entire civilization of alien nanites in a rock that size.

I'm just saying.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:11 AM
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If I let go my imagination, I'd say it's the scout, preparing the path for _______.

In "The War of the Worlds", a sort of flu killed them and saved mankind.

Governments seem to be intentionally neglected, letting Coronavirus spread worldwide. We'll fight them on the ground, where we have better chances.

Man, I'm making a new conspiracy combining aliens and Coronavirus😁👍🌍👻



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

Nice. Though if this were a two-player game and I was playing the aliens, I'd just drop several titanium telephone poles at relativistic speeds down Earth's gravity well and sort through the wreckage after the fires went out.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:15 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Gothmog

What it looks like is irrelevant , if you wanted to take a look at an interesting neighboring planet what better way than to capture a nearby rock , stuff it with stuff to do the job then send it on its way , beats building a superstructure from scratch.

Not if they are that far advanced
They would just turn on their Romulan cloaking device .



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:17 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

So Coronavirus could have been created as a blanket to save us ... Brilliant !

No way ET is going risk it again.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

That sounds like a story I read in a Heavy Metal magazine years ago about a civilization living in a moth heading towards the light.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:22 AM
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a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

Holy woop woo! Heavy Metal still exists! That magazine used to be the highlight of my month when I was a kid!



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:22 AM
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Not if they are that far advanced
They would just turn on their Romulan cloaking device .


They can't be that advanced if they've had to a nick a Romulan cloaking device and haven't created there own!?!?!




posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

I don't know if it still exists. I just remember that story sticking out to me. It was pretty trippy.
Found this link. shop.heavymetal.com...

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posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: Kurokage

Obviously a Type 1 Civilization , that's why they're chucking rocks at us.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 06:27 AM
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originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: Trueman

Nice. Though if this were a two-player game and I was playing the aliens, I'd just drop several titanium telephone poles at relativistic speeds down Earth's gravity well and sort through the wreckage after the fires went out.


Titanium..?

No, RFG's (theoretically), are made of Tungsten..

Heavier and stronger for penetration.

Drop one on the San Andreas in the right spot and you can possibly wipe out 2/3 of life on the planet..



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