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Re: Earth's Other Moon

From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 04:10:36 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 15:37:30 -0400
Subject: Re: Earth's Other Moon

>Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 20:27:47 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Earth's Other Moon

>Hi everyone.

>Two years ago York University astronomers Dr. Kim Innanen and
>Dr. Paul Wiegert working with a colleague in Finland discovered
>that Earth has a second moon. Our second moon, initially known
>as Asteroid 3753 (1986TO), has now been named Cruithne.

>Cruithne is about 3 miles (5 kilometers) in size and its unusual
>"horseshoe" shaped orbit around the Earth (see web site below
>for details) brings it as close to us as 40 times the Earth-Moon
>(with a large "M") distance.


>Little else is known about this moon (with a small "m") but with
>continued observations from York University, we should soon be
>able to say whether it rotates or not and if it has permanent
>dark and light sides.  Skye Turell may yet be vindicated and his
>original statements regarding the moon (Skye used a small "m")
>may true out to be prophetic.

>Also, since this post is for UFO UpDates, I would like to say
>that York University astronomers have _not_ yet ruled out that
>Cruithne is artificial - a huge UFO in space near the Earth.

>Since Koch's and Kyborg's version of Betty Hill's 'star map' did
>not have any lines connecting Cruithne to other asteriods and
>planets in our solar system, this is strong evidence to me that
>their version is wrong.  ;o)

>Nick Balaskas

Dear Nick:

Frankly, I never heard of this novel object until you brought it

The odds of it keeping the same face toward the sun, in
perpetuity, while it makes u-turns in space seem remote in the
extreme. They do to me at least!

Nevertheless, if there is anything to this new lane changing
object, which makes about-faces as it orbits the Sun (in
defiance of gravity  i.e. avoiding the Earth) then I am
surprised that there hasn't been any evident press coverage!

If such an object exists, I'm sure we would all like to learn
more about it. I recommend the link which Nick has provided as a
starting point.

Best wishes

- Larry Hatch

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