DailyDirt: That's No Moon, And It's Not A Space Station, Either

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The Earth's moon is the most well-known planetary satellite because we see it almost every night. But the Earth has a few more natural satellites that aren't technically moons. There are a bunch of near-Earth objects (NEOs) that are in resonance with the Earth around the Sun. Several quasi-satellites and trojans dance around our planet in space -- and these objects could be potential landing sites for probes someday (or for asteroid mining operations). They're just not moons (or dwarf moons or whatever you want to nickname them), but maybe they'll be space stations. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: 2010 tk7, 3753 cruithne, apollo 12, astronomy, earth trojans, lunar, moon, near earth objects, neos, quasi-satellites, satellites, space

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    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 9 Apr 2016 @ 10:57pm

    Re: Qi has clearly answered this question.

    Hmmm ... “answered” maybe, “clearly” ... no.

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