Originally posted by DeepThought
Yes, but since it is in orbit around the Sun rather than the Earth it is technically not a moon of Earth's. Another case of phys.org sacrificing precision for a nice headline I think.
Not to mention that it's pretty old news. QI took gave someone (Alan, presumably) the claxon years and years ago for claiming that the Earth has only one moon, citing Qwuifny
Who comes up with these newfangled names!? Give me proper, Old Greek ones any day.
as number 2; and then, a couple of years ago, found themselves moved to give them back because it's not actually a moon.
News flash, this just in: Earth has one, count'em, 1, moon - and a whole bargeload of random captured rocks and a few oscillating bodies. But one (one!) proper moon.