On March 28, scientists discovered a new “near-moon” around Earth. This is not the first time such a celestial body has been spotted, but it stands out from the crowd and could serve us in interplanetary travel in the future.
Dubbed “2023 FW13,” this “semi-moon” was discovered by scientists thanks to the Pan-STARRS telescope located in Hawaii.
Quasars usually orbit our planet for a few decades, but “2023 FW13” is different. In fact, the latter has been around for centuries and will be for centuries, as amateur astronomer Tony Dunn confirms in an interview with the Daily Mail.
This permanent presence opens the way for possible uses of this celestial body for future space missions. In fact, “2023 FW13” is just a few months away from Earth, an ideal place to prepare for space missions to other planets.
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