After more than half a century of speculation, it is now confirmed that Earth has two "moon" dusts that are nine times larger than our planet.
Scientists have discovered two additional months of the Earth, except for what we have known for so long.
The country has not only one month, it has three. The existence of two additional months has been heated for more than 50 years, but according to a recent report by National Geographic, Hungarian astronomers and physicists have finally given enough data to confirm that our moon has at least two more – dust,
The team of researchers confirmed their presence through natural body photographs at a distance of about 250,000 miles – more or less the same distance from our month.
The findings were published in Monthly Reports by the Royal Astronomical Society.
The facts about the newly discovered months
- Scientists have long ago concluded the presence of dust or cloud of Kordylewski
- But the first glimpse of the clouds is visible only in 1961 Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski, followed by dust clouds
- New findings suggest that every Kordylewsky cloud is about 15 to 10 degrees wide or equal to 30 to 20 lunar discs on the night sky
- They are spread to a space nearly nine times the width of the Earth – about 65,000 to 45,000 miles in actual size
- Dust "months" are huge, but they are mfine particles of dust which barely measures one micrometer over
- When sunlight hits the dust particles, they are weak very weak, similar to the light of the day we receive from the dust sunk between the planetary orbits
- Since the clouds of satellite dust emit extremely weak light, it is very difficult to find in the middle of the star of the light, the celestial glow, the galactic light and the zodiacal light in the sky, though they are close to us as a moon
- A recent study that reveals the existence of two dusty & month & # 39; used special polarization filters on the cameras to reveal the scattered light coming from the reflection of some dust particles in the cloud
The Kordylewski clouds are always changing
The Kordylewski clouds are always changing. Perhaps they are stable in orbit and may have existed for millions of years, but the ingredients that make up the clouds – dust particles – always alternate with others.
Some escape by gravity pulling from Earth or Moon, while others come from interstitial spaces and meteoric rain
How Lagrange Points in Space Helped You Find Additional Months & # 39;
Earth-specific speculation over several months has been moving in astronomy circles for years. He realized that if there were extra months, they could do it only at the stable points of the Earth's orbit.
Lagrange scores (source: NASA)
Lagrange points are sweet points in a planetary orbit where gravity moves from two opposing celestial bodies balanced by the centripetal force of their orbits.
Thus, the object on the Lagrange point remains fixed at a constant distance from both the moon and the Earth.
In the 1950s, Kordylewski searched two Lagrange points – L4 and L5 – where he found the first glimpse into two clouds of dust spinning around the Earth.
Can These Dust & # 39;months "to be dangerous or will it help us?
These huge clouds of dust could greatly contribute to space exploration efforts when it comes to fuel consumption and security issues.
Sometimes the satellites must park at Lagrange points, so the spacecraft consumes minimal fuel and can still remain in orbit.
Telescope James Webb will be set up at the L2 Lagrange point in 2020 for this purpose.
Moreover, space agencies also plan to use Lagrange points as a transfer station for Mars missions.
What is to be seen now is – is there any more dust waiting to be found at nearby Lagrange points?
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