So, what am I getting at? Well, I am sure you know that Earth is not alone. Yes, we have some natural satellites along with a lot of man made ones. The one I am going to talk about has slight changes in its orbit every revolution around our planet. This could possibly cause a problem for Earth in the future. I found information and an illustration of the asteroid as it circles the sun and the Earth on the Astronomy web site:
Click on the above illustration to enlarge it. So, as you see, the Earth has a companion for our moon. Now the old moon will not feel so lonely. . . (grin). Below, I have copied and pasted a paragraph from the astronomy.com web site:
As it orbits the Sun, this new asteroid, designated 2016 HO3, appears to circle around Earth as well. It is too distant to be considered a true satellite of our planet, but it is the best and most stable example to date of a "quasi-satellite."
OK, so it isn't a companion for our moon, since it orbits the Earth a lot further out past the moon, but it is there and it is a satellite of Earth. Just when we think we know all about the solar system, especially the part close to Earth, surprises seem to always pop up. What does this new discovered satellite mean to you and me? Probably nothing at all, but I thought it was interesting. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?