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University Of Arizona Researcher Talks About 'Mini Moon' Discovery

Last month, earthlings were introduced to a new neighbor — affectionately dubbed “mini-moon” — the  unregistered object was detected by two researchers, including Kacper Wierzchos of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory’s Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson.

The asteroid was hurtling through the solar system when it was captured by the gravitational fields of both the Earth and the Moon, drawing it into a terrestrial orbit making a sister satellite to our moon — at least for a limited time.

Mini moon 2020 CD-3 has already drifted out of orbit. Wierzchos joined The Show to talk about the mini moon. 

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