2016 HO3 Son of the Moon

2016 HO3 Son of the Moon



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The study of the asteroid 2016 HO3 was carried out by Mikayla Mace Kelley from the University of Arizona, she discovered that the reflected light pattern or spectrum of the asteroid matches the lunar rocks of NASA's lunar missions, This suggests that the asteroid is a piece of our Moon.



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Experts are still not sure how that piece could have detached itself from the lunar surface, but the suspicion is that it is a fragment that was launched into space after a large asteroid hit the Moon.



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The gravity of the Moon is only 16% of the gravity of the earth, so it is much easier for debris from an impact to exceed the force of lunar gravity and fly into space, in addition, the orbit of Kamo`oalewa is another clue to its lunar origins, its orbit is not typical of nearby Earth asteroids.



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Scientists qualify as a quasi satellite of our planet, although not long ago it reached this orbit according to the researchers' calculations, it was about 500 years ago and it will remain there for only about 300 more years, will there be more asteroids like this? There will be more asteroids son of Moon.





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