Web Desk: We always heard that our Earth has only one moon. But after more than 50 years of arguments and hypotheses, we finally know that it’s actually not our only moon.
The Royal Astronomical Society, found that our planet also has two massive clouds of small dust orbiting around it along with the moon.
They are called Kordylewski clouds, and just like our moon, they have about 250,000 miles of distance between them and Earth.
A new study from the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary stated, “Earth actually has three moon orbiting. While one is the star of many a movie, song and viral photos, there are three two others passing silently through the night. And no one ever noticed it because they’re essentially just dust clouds.
The research team managed to capture what looks like mysterious clouds, hovering about 402336 km away from us. That’s about the same distance our Moon keeps too.
In the new study, the researchers found that each Kordylewski cloud measures about 15 by 10 degrees wide. That means they cover an estimated area about 105,000km by 72,000km, almost nine times wider than the Earth.