Cruithne is about 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, in diameter. That’s a lot smaller than our Earth, which is about 7,917.5 miles in diameter. To help you imagine this, think about a basketball and a tiny pebble. If the Earth were the size of a basketball, Cruithne would be like a tiny pebble!
And here’s another cool fact: Cruithne orbits the Sun in about one Earth year, but it takes 770 years for it to complete a full horseshoe-shaped movement around Earth!
So, there you have it! 3753 Cruithne may be a small asteroid, but it has a big story to tell. From its unique orbit to its historical name, Cruithne reminds us that sometimes, size isn’t everything.
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