Soil has two so-called "women's moons," researchers say, after their studies confirmed the presence of astronomical clouds surrounding our planet.…
Soil has two so-called “women’s moons,” researchers say, after their studies confirmed the presence of astronomical clouds surrounding our planet.
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Clouds are virtually invisible.
They were found about 400,000 kilometers from the ground by Hungarian researchers and are extremely weak, which previously caused skepticism about their existence.
The clouds were first reported by Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski in 1961, who made the discovery while examining two points in the Earth-Moon system where two gravitational forces interact in a way that stabilizes the position of objects known as Lagrange points.
It was close to one of these points, called L5, where Dr. Kordylewski n
This collection of space dust thought to move around the Earth as the Moon moves along its orbit according to Royal Astronomical Society.
But as the clouds were difficult to observe, and their existence was doubted by some researchers.
But now researchers say they have captured images of the clouds using a polarizing filter system connected to a camera lens.
Polarized light reflected from the dust was picked up by the camera thus confirming the failed clouds.
“The Kordylewski Clouds are two of the toughest objects to find, and although they are as close to the earth as the moon, they are largely overlooked by astronomers.” The author Judit Sliz- Balogh said in a statement from royal astronomical societies.
“It’s exciting to confirm that our planet has dusty pseudo satellites in circulation beside our neighbor.”
Ms Sliz-Balogh along with Andra Barta and Gabor Horvath described the clouds in a research paper published in the November November edition of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The location of these dust sheds can be potential places to rob space probes proposed by the Royal Astronomical Society.
Future research will look into the Kordylewski clouds to determine if the dust could threaten the equipment parked there.
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