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That Asteroid Heading Into Earth’s Orbit May Actually Be an Old Rocket From 1966 – Travel+Leisure

The unidentified flying object detected by a telescope in Hawaii last month might turn out to be a piece of space junk rather than an asteroid.



What was thought to be an asteroid heading into Earth’s orbit next month might be complete garbage. A NASA expert says the object is likely an old rocket from a moon landing attempt back in 1966, according to the Associated Press.
Last month, an object known as asteroid 2020 SO was spotted from a telescope in Maui. It was expected to enter the Earth’s orbit this autumn and continue orbiting until about May 2021, in what is known as a mini moon, according to Smithsonian Magazine. CNN reported th…

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