A new document published in 2007 Monthly announcements by the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers explain that they have confirmed that there are two clouds of dust that stops at Earth at about the same distance as our Moon. Discovery is the confirmation of work, which extends the decade before the beginning of the 60's, when the first to notice the clouds.
The presence of dust clouds is very difficult to prove because they are so poor. These are very small collection of particles, stretched out over a huge area that even lacks even the Earth, but they are definitely there.
These "companions", as some people call it, of course, actually do not have a companion, as you usually think about them. They are just huge, thin clouds of dust that are trapped in Earth's orbit. They many times exceed the size of the Earth itself, but you can not see it with the naked eye, because there is not enough light coming from small particles and find its way to our planet.
The large space dust bladders are named "Kordylewski Clouds", which is the basis for the astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski, the first person to claim that he actually spotted them in 1961. Even after this discovery, the existence of clouds was discussed, but they are now firmly established, testifying to the scientist who died in 1981, is correct.
"The clouds of Kordylevska are two of the toughest objects to find, and although they are as close to Earth as the moon, researchers mostly forget about astronomy," co-author of the study, Judit Sliz-Balogh, said the statement. "It's intriguing to confirm that our planet has dusty pseudo-satellites in orbit with our neighbor of the moon."
The presence of dust clouds does not mean to you and to me, but it illuminates some of the dynamics of Earth's orbit. The points from which dust is captured are known as Larange points, and scientists believe that places such as these could be the best points for the deployment of spacecraft or satellites for long-term use.