A team of astronomers and physicists have confirmed the 5-decade theory of Earth's orbit dust clouds. These shadowy dust clouds move with the Earth and the Moon – like three triangular edges – in 4,000,000 square kilometers of Earth.
The study rises from the 1961 study by Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski, who said he was seeing nappies in points L4 and L5 Lagrange. He mentioned that these nappies were dust clouds. It can only be confirmed now.
Over many further studies, track the dust clouds to one in five Lagrange Points & # 39; near the Earth-moon system. Lagrange points are located near two large celestial bodies (such as Earth and Moon, Earth and Sun). In these points, drawing the combined gravity of the two large objects perfectly detects the centripetal force of an object in that location. These points are not always stable but they are of great value for space research. A spacecraft on the Lagrange point will require a very little fuel to maintain the site. As it sounds, scientists have even considered the relocation of Earth pollution to those points.
There are two points in space – L4 and L5 – form an equal triangle with the Earth and the Moon, where Kordylewski clouds & # 39; have been confirmed by the new study. Lagrange points in space are not stable or stable and are affected by external forces such as flying comets or variations that remove the gravity of the Sun.
In the Earth-Moon system, earlier research has identified L4 and L5 as spaces where collective space dust can – at least temporarily. While Kunnylewski was the theorized of these celestial dust nappies in 1961, the task of confirming their existence as a consistent and consistent lieutenant of the Earth and the Moon has been difficult until recently.
"Kordylewski clouds are two of the most difficult things to discover, and although they are so close to Earth as the Moon, researchers in astronomy are largely ignored," Judit Slíz-Balogh, one of the authors of the study of the Royal Astronomical Society, he says and press.
"It's a lovely thing to confirm that our planet has fungi orbits in orbit alongside a lunch girl".
The team behind the study looks exactly how stable these clouds are and if the dust is a threat to passing astronauts or spacecraft drostynt.