New 'asteroid' may instead be an old moon rocket

James Marshall
October 13, 2020

According to scientists, the hit of asteroids is going to transform into the mini-moon shape and this is all happening because of the earth's gravity that will pull the asteroid and make their shape to trigger in the shape of a mini-moon.

He added: "The object that is heading towards the earth was orbiting the sun, which is unusual for an asteroid, and it is at the same level of the earth, and it is heading towards us at a speed of 1500 miles per hour, which is a relatively slow speed for an asteroid". Observation will help confirm its identity.

"It's been a hobby of mine to find one of these and draw such a link, and I've been doing it for decades now".

Chodas estimates that the group's 2020 SO, as it is formally known, is actually the center high rocket stage that successfully launched NASA's Surveyor 2 lander to the moon in 1966.

In 1966, the NASA team behind the attempted moon landing believed that they would never see their rocket again after it drifted into the sun's orbit.

NASA's top astronomical expert Paul Choda claims that a newly discovered object that reached Earth is in fact an old rocket from a failed lunar mission. The object is roughly 26 ft in diameter (8 mt).

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The other aspect that attracted Chodas' attention was the object's near-circular orbit around the Sun.

The object is also in the same plane as Earth, not tilted above or below, another red flag. Asteroids usually zip by at odd angles.

As the object approaches, astronomers should be able to better plan its orbit and determine how much it is being pushed by the radiation and thermal effects of sunlight. If it is an old center - essentially a light empty can - it will grow separately from a heavy space rock, less sensitive to external forces.

This is how astronomers usually separate space junk from asteroids and abandoned rocket parts.

Sometimes it's the other way around.

Even more exciting, in 2002, Chodas discovered what NASA astronauts thought were the remaining Saturn V phase 3 from the 1969 Apollo 12, when it landed on the second moon. After a year of orbit, the object drifted off into deep space. It was not designated an asteroid and left Earth orbit in 2003.

The latest object " s route is direct and much more stable, bolstering his theory.

"I could be wrong about that".

But this is the first time, in my view, that all pieces fit into an actual known launch.

"Some more data will be useful so we can know for sure", he said in an email. "Ship hunters around the world will keep looking at this object to get that data. I'm excited to see how this develops", said Nugent, KSL reports. It " s seldom clear-cut.

Amid a flurry of asteroidal activity as we enter the final few months of 2020, NASA's asteroid hunters have flagged five more space rocks en route ranging in size from 5.5m all the way up to a whopping 45m. "It's unlikely that an asteroid could have evolved into an orbit like this, but not impossible", Chodas told CNN in September.

Skepticism is good, Howes wrote in an email.

Chodas' recent interest was passed through the Earth in 1984 and 2002 at their respective wheels around the Sun.

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