Saturday, November 10, 2018. 13:50
During the 1960s, astronomers observed two points that moved into orbit around the Earth, such as the Moon. Since then, many conversations face various hypotheses, debates and speculations. Now a group of Hungarian scientists have determined that these are two hidden months, made entirely of dust, which revolves around the planet and can affect future plans for exploring the universe.
According to a new study published in the monthly journal of the Royal Academy of Astronomy, large masses of dust were found 400,000 kilometers from Earth, just behind the most famous satellites, about 385,000 kilometers away. They are enormous: each time we measure about 100,000 to 70,000 kilometers.
Kordilevsky's clouds, according to their location in L4 and L5. (Royal Academy of Astronomy)
Although first observed in 1961, when the Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordilevskiwhose name they have identified since then, of their composition have always been so weak that experts have not reached an agreement on their nature.
"Kordilevsky's Clouds Are Two Most Challenging Objects", he told National Geographic Judith Sliz-Balogh, co-author of papers and professor at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. "Astronomers have overlooked them to a large degree and are curious to confirm that our planet has pseudo-satellites of dust in orbit with our lunar neighbor.".
A new study confirmed that the Cordillera clouds were stable and turned around around the Earth. (Royal Academy of Astronomy)
Although clouds are several times larger than Earth, it is estimated that the particles compiled by them measure micron volume. The sun that is reflected in them makes them glitteringly shiny, and if the others are hidden in the darkness of space, it's simply because they have enormous ease.
"It's very difficult to discover the Cordillero clouds against galactic light, the light of stars, the zodiacal light, and the light of the sky"said another co-author, Gabor Horvath, physicist Eotvos Lorand, in NatGeo. For photography, the Hungarian team used polarization filters in cameras. Thus they managed to discover the scattered light reflected from individual particles within the cloud.
Generations of astronomers were thinking about the possibility that the Earth has more than a month, he remembered the article. They agreed on the existence of five points of stability where they could be found, called the Lagrange point. Cordelevksy investigated two of them, the L4 and L5 Earth-Moon systems in the fifties, and photographed them in 1961. They continued their work there, now, Hungarian scientists.
Source: https: //vvv.infobae.com/america/ciencia-america/2018/11/10/un-grupo-de-cientificos-hungaros-afirma-kue-la-tierra-has-dos-lunas-ocultas/
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