If my students were to read this article (when my students read this article) I already know that they will ask if we now have two moons. Of course I'll tell them that we are waiting on the space scientists to officially declare this as a visiting asteroid, or new moon.
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To truly be a satellite of the Earth, the object must depend on the gravity of the Earth-moon system.
To be a Quasi-satellite it must orbit the sun from the same distance as Earth. What would you call this mini-moon?
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