The new ‘mini-moon’ to be acquired by Earth may just be a space junk

The new 'mini-moon' to be acquired by Earth may just be a space junk

Will Earth discover its second mini-moon in 2020? Impossible.

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We have a huge moon and you might think “this is enough moon.” But sometimes, the Earth becomes greedy and starts pulling in small planets to increase the number of people living in orbit. Brief visits by these “mini-moons” are rare, with only two confirmed so far. The latest came on February 15, when the little rock 2020 CD3C Discovered by astronomers In the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey. Fabulous mini-moon Earth was trapped by gravity in early 2015 and stayed with us until May 2020 before re-entering the universe.

But in the unprecedented year of 2020, astronomers announced the discovery of another possible mini-moon: 2020 S.O.

Plus, it’s not going to be a small planet. Our mini-moon is not a moon. It is moving very slowly because it is a rock coming out of the body of the universe. So, astronomers argue, it’s probably only been Space Cook since the early days of the space race.

The current theory states that the 2020 SO is the rocket body of an Atlas Center-D rocket that was launched in 1966. The rocket picked up 2 lunar landers carrying the survey to the moon on September 20. Measurements and 2020 S.O. Bit of rabbit Published by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Seem to fit well with Centaur’s body.

The object will be captured by the Earth’s gravity in October and will have its closest approach on December 1, within about 31,000 miles. Astronomers should be able to see the object up close, assessing its size and the type of light it emits.

If it’s a centrifuge stage – if it’s junk – it’s still interesting junk. It has been wandering for the solar system for more than five decades. We might be able to learn a little bit about the effects of space on our old rocket bodies. And while it’s not a problem for Earthlings, as far as we can tell, it works on time. Reminiscent of space junk issue.

Ever since we first started orbiting rockets and satellites, we have been polluting the space around our planet. Everything that doesn’t come up immediately. There are thousands of pieces of space debris, scattered satellites and small pieces of debris that are circling the earth at a very fast speed. A collision with a piece of junk can be devastating, blowing a hole in the path of a rocket or satellite. More launches mean more junk and more junk is a huge risk to our desire to take over spaceflight, satellites and space.

You don’t even have to look back more than 24 hours to see what the potential issues of space debris are. on Tuesday, The International Space Station had to make a “move” To avoid the unknown piece of the trash can of the universe.

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