Our planet recently adopted a mini-moon named 2020 CD3 that’s roughly the size of a car, though astronomers are still confused if it’s an asteroid or an artificial object. An observatory in Hawaii is now providing us a detailed view of Earth’s new celestial companion. The fascinating colored image was captured on February 24, 2020, by the Gemini Observatory located in Hawaii. The mini-moon, if that’s what it is, was estimated between 1.9 and 5 meters in diameter and is spherical in size. After combining the three images using different filters, the little minimoon was spotted in the center of the image, with the colorful stars blurry around it. However, the Minimoon is expected to be emitted from Earth’s orbit completely in April, researchers believe there are more such minimoons out there, we just need to figure them out.
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