News By/Courtesy: akshit bharadwaj | 08 Nov 2018 20:54pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A recent report of National Geographic has confirmed that the Earth doesn’t have just one moon, but has three of them.
  • The first sight of these moons was witnessed by a Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski in 1961
  • Photographs were released by the team of researchers to confirm the presence of the Kordylewski moon spread at a distance of around 250000 miles.

A recent report of National Geographic has confirmed that the Earth doesn’t have just one moon, but has three of them. A team of Hungarian astronomers and physicists have submitted their report with conclusive proof about the presence of other two moons. They further added that the moons are entirely made of dust particles present in the gravitational pull in the space.

The first sight of these moons was witnessed by a Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski in 1961. The dust clouds were then named after him because of his immense contribution towards its discovery. The new findings suggest that the Kordylewski clouds are about 65,000 by 45,000 miles in actual size and are about 15 by 10 degrees wide. The dust clouds as the name suggest are made of micro dust particles and are spread over a space area that is approximately nine times the width of the earth.

The Lagrange points which suggest the sweet spots in the planetary orbit was of great help to the physicists to identify the presence of these natural bodies. Photographs were released by the team of researchers to confirm the presence of the Kordylewski moon spread at a distance of around 250000 miles. The reports have further shown that, even though the dust moons are stable in the orbit, there ingredients change with time and get swapped amongst each other.

Section Editor: UTKARSH JAISWAL | 08 Nov 2018 21:01pm IST


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