English astrologers made a sensational discovery - as it turned out, our planet is still 1 satellite. "Cruithne", as it is called scientists, has the shape of a horseshoe, and its orbit is significantly different from the moon.
The researchers identified that the Moon is the only natural satellite of our planet. The news astrologers, the orbit of Cruithne is not quite ordinary form to our understanding, the satellite moves around the entire Solar system orbit in the shape of a horseshoe, coinciding with all this with Venus, Mars, Sun and mercury.
To a companion Cruithne has completed the circle on its own orbit, it almost 790 years. And the cross-section relative to the moon is not very large and is only 5 km Predictions of astrologers claim that after 2 thousand years, our 2 satellite will be very close to the Ground, but to deal with it, theoretically, cannot. It turns out the satellite can approach closer to our planet than 30 million km, which is 30 times farther than the distance to the moon.
Another theory is conventionally Cruithne more curious. It is assumed that through 7899 years the Earth will pass close to Venus, which draws him, and they will merge. If you don't happen anything extraordinary, Venus will eat Cruithne he will be her new companion. It's worth mentioning that, scientists report that in our system is not 1 of such satellites. For example, Saturn has 3 such a "traveller".
Remember that a new satellite of the Earth, Cruithne was seen on 10 October 1986 English astronomer-Amateur-Duncan Waldroop. Duncan noted it in the picture with the Schmidt telescope in Australia. The name of Cruithne the asteroid was given in honor of the first Celtic tribes that inhabited the British Isles.
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