Earth’s new Mini-moon?

Apparently we have a brand new moon. Technically. It’s actually been around for about a year now, but it’s too small to see without special equipment. It’s about the size of a car. This mini-moon is causing a bit of a stir for some people, but unfortunately, we discovered it just a little too late, because it’s actually on its way out. I think a lot of people would love the idea of a second giant object in the sky every night, but it’s probably not likely to actually happen. For now, the closest we’re going to get is a tiny object swinging its way around us for a few months before shooting off into the depths of space forever.

I think for me, the best part of all this is the fact that everyone’s calling it a “mini-moon” which was the name of one of the sailor scouts from Sailor Moon. All in all, this has been a pretty interesting week for space news. I’d certainly welcome a more permanent addition to our night skies, what about you?