SPACE

The Earth Has A Tiny Extra Moon

Jun 17, 2016 at 10:37 AM ET

We’re less alone in space than we thought, if you count having an extra moon as having extra company. Astronomers recently discovered what’s called a quasi-moon orbiting Earth. Called the extremely un-catchy Asteroid 2016 H03, new tiny quasi-moon has been orbiting us in a large elliptical path for about a century, and will continue on for an additional century before shooting off into space. Safe travels, little dude.