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Earth’s latest visitor is about to leave us forever

January 28th, 2021

In late 2020 Earth got a new visitor in the form of what was originally thought to be a natural piece of space debris, such as a small asteroid. The object turned out to be a discarded rocket stage that was launched half a century ago and just happened to come back and get sucked …

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A rocket booster from the 1960s may have come back to haunt us

September 23rd, 2020

Astronomers have spotted what appears to be an asteroid headed for Earth orbit. If the object is indeed an asteroid and inserts itself into Earth orbit, it would be considered a “mini-moon,” but not everyone is convinced. Some scientists, including members of NASA, believe the “asteroid” is really just an old rocket booster that has …

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Earth might have caught a new moon, and it’s super tiny

February 26th, 2020

Many of the planets in our solar system have multiple moons, and some even have dozens of large objects cruising around in orbit around them. Earth, by contrast, has just one large moon. Thanks to its solo nature, we even just call it “The Moon,” which is convenient, but that doesn’t mean that other natural …