In a newspaper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, scientists explain that they have confirmed the presence of two clouds of dust that orbiting Earth at the same distance as Moon. The discovery is a confirmation of work that extends the decades to the early 1960's when the clouds were first seen.
The presence of dust clouds has been very difficult to prove because they are so ill. They are collections of very small particles that are spread over a huge area that grows even the Earth itself, but they are sure there.
Obviously, these "shrubs", as some call them, are not shrubs as you would usually think about. Only huge clouds of dust are caught in the Earth's orbit. They are often the size of the Earth itself, but you can not see them with the naked eye because there is not enough light turning out of the small particles and finding a way to & # 39; planed.
The large pools of space dust have been named "Kordylewski clouds", the aim of the astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski, the first person who claimed he had seen them back in 1961. Length even after that discovery, the existence of the clouds was discussed, but they have now been found securely, testing the scientist, who died in 1981 correctly.
"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, co-author of the new study, said in a statement. "It's a lovely thing to confirm that our planet has fungi orbits in orbit alongside a lunch girl".
The existence of the dust clouds does not mean much for you and me, but it shadows some light on Earth's orbit dynamics. The points where the dust are known are caught in Larange points, and scientists believe that locations such as these could be the most ideal places for installing space stations or satellites for long-term use.