Earth's new mini-moon may actually be 1960s space junk

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/09/23/earths-new-mini-moon-may-actually-be-1960s-space-junk.html

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everything-sucks

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Twinkle twinkle little star
Now I found out what you are
A lump of rusting rocket case
A rubbish tip in outer space

  • Spike Milligan
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They missed a chance to call it ‘SO 2020’.

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A bit “on the nose” for 2020…

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I say we send up Bruce Willis in a shuttle and finally bring this lady home!

What would they give for it at the Deposit Depot Bottle, Can & Booster Retrieval Center?

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To reduce unnecessary stress during these incredibly stressful times, please note that the Judica-Cordiglia recordings (and their interpretations) have been suspect for decades:

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Do things rust in outer space?

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V’ger?

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It should be a collectible by now. Post it on Craigslist.

Garbage mountain -> garbage barge -> garbage train -> oceanic garbage patches -> orbital garbage ring -> garbage on the moon -> garbage moon. :earth_americas: :night_with_stars::cry:

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“Sorry, 'taint a new moon,” said Paul Chodas, head of NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies.

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i’m rusting right now!

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Not without oxygen.

Also: disappointed not to see any “That’s no moon” posts yet.

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Atomic Oxygen can be found in space, though whether it’s a factor in this particular case depends on how distantly it orbits the earth.

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Agreed. But as far as the test of time, this recording is even more frightening & unsettling today. Blair Witch Project seems tame in comparison.

Like this?

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Since no one said it yet: What goes around comes around…

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Any ideas that lead to less litter (and space junk) sound good to me. :+1:t4:

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