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Early Space Age Relic: NASA Confirms Mysterious Object Orbiting Earth Is 1960’s-Era Centaur Rocket Booster – SciTechDaily

The object, discovered in September by astronomers searching for near-Earth asteroids, garnered interest in the planetary science community due to its size and…

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In addition to supporting a variety of NASA planetary missions, NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility on Maunakea on the Big Island of Hawaii is also used to determine the composition of near-Earth objects. Credit: University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy / Michael Connelley
The object, discovered in September by astronomers searching for near-Earth asteroids, garnered interest in the planetary science community due to its size and unusual orbit.
Using data collected at NASA’s Infrared Telescope…

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