An Unknown Object, Found around the Sun

man-made-objectAn unknown object, probably man-made, has been discovered in an orbit around the Sun Named as 2010 KQ, the gadget has surprised astronomers. First was mistaken for an asteroid, but its slope, its color and low brightness indicate clearly that, instead of a rock, this is an artificial, obviously, unless it relocate the biggest surprise of our lives, who knows, developed on this planet. Scientists are not able to relate to any particular release, although some suspect that this may be part of a Russian Proton rocket launched in October 1974 to discuss the moon.

The object was discovered last May 16 by the Hubble Catalina Sky Survey. It orbits the Sun once every 1.04 years and spent less than 1.28 lunar distances of Earth’s last days 21. At the outset, the experts believed it was an asteroid, but the astronomer Richard Miles, the Faulkes Telescope North, realized that this strange “UFO” had the imprint of the hand of man. The reasons are its particular color and low brightness, and its circular orbit and low inclination. The UV spectra also showed the existence of titanium dioxide, used in the manufacture of white paint.

Faulkner believes that the device is the “fourth stage” of a Proton rocket launched the Russian October 28, 1974 by the probe Luna 23. This ship’s mission was to collect lunar samples for further study, but the landing was very violent and some equipment was damaged. The piece has now become an artificial asteroid can be an engine block fitted with a 11D-58s that measured nearly six feet long.


The object moves away from the vicinity of the Earth, but will return in 2036. “Currently, there is a probability of 6 percent for 2010 KQ enter our atmosphere in a period of 30 years from 2036,” explained from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA. “It is very probable that additional observations of the object allow refine its orbit and the potential for impact. Even in the unlikely event that this object is directed to the impact with the Earth, is so small it would disintegrate in the atmosphere and cause no damage to the ground.”

NASA detects and characterizes tracks asteroids and comets that pass near Earth using ground and space telescopes. The so-called “Space-guard” discovers these objects, characterized by their orbits to determine if any could be potentially hazardous to our planet.

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