View Full Version : Unusual space object, possibly man-made, approaches Earth

Fire Haley
01-12-2010, 11:11 AM
An unusual space body with parameters similar to a man-made object will approach Earth on Wednesday at a distance about three times less than the moon's orbit.

The object, named 2010 AL30, will fly by Earth at a distance of at least 128,000 km (about 80,000 miles) at 12:48 GMT. As it is some 10-15 meters long, there is no chance it will directly impact the planet.

According to Italian scientists Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero of the Remanzacco Observatory, it has an orbital period of almost exactly one year and might be a man-made object such as a spent rocket booster.

Alan Harris, senior researcher at the U.S. Space Science Institute said, however, the object had a "perfectly ordinary Earth-crossing orbit."

"Unlikely to be artificial, its orbit doesn't resemble any useful spacecraft trajectory, and its encounter velocity with Earth is not unusually low," he said.



That's no moon!


01-12-2010, 11:37 AM
Thought they were supposed to be here in December. Better late than never. :chuckle:

Dino 6 Rings
01-12-2010, 11:38 AM
LMFAO at Admiral Ackbar

Fire Haley
01-12-2010, 06:05 PM
It's a sign.

Somebody call the Vatican - the Pope knows.

01-12-2010, 06:21 PM
It's a sign.

Somebody call the Vatican - the Pope knows.

i thought it was Louis Farrakhan who was waiting on the mother ship?:doh::noidea:

01-15-2010, 08:58 AM
It IS one of ours....from the future. The Xindi sent it back...