The astronomer group has discovered a mysterious object in orbit around the Earth in a "chaotic" way and that can enter our planet's atmosphere within a few months.
London's Northolt Branch Observation Centers report that the A10bMLz was first observed on January 25 using the ATLAS telescope located in Hawaii (USA). The experts of this Observatory believe it isa piece of light material"probably a metallic paper left after launching a rocket, but they don't know when and where it happened.
Astronomers have named A10bMLz as "empty waste bag"This mysterious body would be several meters wide and weighs less than 1 kilogram." The peculiarity of this object is that it is orbit around the Earth "unusual and retrograde" in orbit, an average of 262,000 kilometers.
"Orbit is very elliptical, with perigia just 600 km above the ground and the apogee 1.4 times further than the Moon, ”said the Observatory, pointing out that the low mass of A10bMLz makes it sensitive to solar radiation pressure by changing the orbit" chaotic ". time scales from days to weeks"
As a result, astronomers emphasize that it is not possible to reliably predict the future trajectory of an object. Although they do not rule out that I can to return to Earth's atmosphere within a few months.
"Now we have no idea of origin"A10bMLz, the developer of astronomy software, Pluto also insists that he has no record of a recent moon flight, but compares the object's orbit with a plastic bag orbit.
"This is mainly because his past trajectory is really unclear. Just like an empty garbage bag on the street, it can move in a zigzag in an unpredictable way (wind direction), "Project Pluto explained without speculation" when it could touch the Earth or the Moon or leave the Earth system – Luna. "
It is not the first time that an "empty waste bag object" has been found around our planet, but the first with orbit so far.
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