Interval “NASAAccording to the American “Fox News” network, the object that was spotted in Earth’s orbit is nothing but an old missile launched into space in the sixties of the last century, that is, more than half a century ago.
She explained that the missile is of the enhanced model, which was used in the launch operations of spacecraft or installed on these vehicles to give them momentum outside the Earth.
The enhanced Centaur missile was accompanying the “Surveyor 2” spacecraft, which was launched towards the moon in 1966, but the mission ended in failure, as the spacecraft was destroyed immediately after its landing on the surface of the Earth.
On Wednesday, the object reached the nearest point on Earth, at a distance of 50 thousand km, before moving away, and “NASA” monitored the path of the missile and documented it with video.
Press reports and social media leaders talked about the existence of an asteroid, and some called it “SO 2020”, which raised the fear that it would cause a disaster if it collided with Earth, and increase the misfortunes of this year.
“Due to the small size of the object, it was difficult to determine its characteristics,” said University of Arizona professor and planetary scientist Vishnu Reddy.
Reddy added that “through the use of an advanced telescope, we have obtained evidence that the SO 2020 UFO is not an asteroid.”