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Newfound asteroid is a long-term ‘quasi-moon’ of Earth

Astronomers have discovered yet another ancient cosmic companion of Earth.

The newfound asteroid 2023 FW13 circles the sun in sync with Earth, making it our planet’s “quasi-moon.” The space rock is in an orbit so elaborate that “it sweeps out halfway to Mars and in halfway to Venus,” Sky & Telescope’s David Chandler reported (opens in new tab) Friday (April 7).

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