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A new mini-Moon to join Earth’s orbit; could be space junk from 1960s

Indian Express | 26/09/2020 08:23 AM | Click to read full article

NASA’s Centre for Near-Earth Objects Studies has predicted that a new mini-moon is all set to pass by the Earth’s orbit at a proximal distance of 27,000 miles.

Dr. Paul Chodas believes that this space object is not any ordinary heavenly body and it may be a lost rocket, launched somewhere in the 1960s. This new mini-moon orbits around Sun in 1.06 years. It is expected to be a lost man-made object in space.