OK, this is not my typical sort of post and it probably won't be of much interest to my regular readers (either one of them). It's not political, it's not funny and it's not some shit-stirring rant designed to rack up the hits and the comments.
This is just me being taken totally by surprise and left kinda in awe at how strange the universe is.
I know a lot about space. Enough to put me in the borderline nerd/geek category. The only thing that saves me from crossing over into pocket protector land is my lack of math skills. That allows me to keep my "layman" status.
But in all my years of absorbing astronomical and aeronautical data like a sponge, I had never heard a word about this.
A three mile wide asteroid named Cruithne, that shares Earth's orbit and has this absolutely incredible horseshoe shaped orbit. Not around Earth, but around three of Earth's Lagrange Points.
I had no idea this thing existed! My twelve year old daughter, little Galdriel Tanqueray Onassis is convinced that I know everything there is to know about space.
Thank God she doesn't read my blog! For this, and other reasons.
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