Earth and Moon(s)

30 Dec 2011

Gary Gilligan sent in a link on this story a few days ago ( - and here it is again at Since 2006 astronomers have been tracking small secondary moons that our own Earth/Moon system captures, temporarily, before they escape back into space - but what if the earth did once have a second permanent moon, or moonlets. That was of course part of a theory developed by former SIS member Len Saunders (see but here it is orthodox scientists that are suggesting something similar - but, of course, way back in millions of years of time.

PS ... see also Universe Today and Neil Commins, 'What if the Earth had Two Moons?'