International Space Station is celebrating the trash day. A gigantic Cygnus cargo ship filled with Space Station trash which was released from the station last week is set to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate Wednesday morning.

NASA finds mini moon

Last week NASA held an experiment aboard a doomed freighter. NASA also says that they set a large fire intentionally in the vessel after the ship safely left the station. The scientists of this renowned space organisation are also seeking to explore how fire behaves in microgravity in an effort to design safer spacecraft in the future.

Orbital ATK, the Space contractor also plans to send another Cygnus craft to the Space Station on a resupply mission next month.

On another news, the scientists of the NASA have just spotted a mini Moon which has been followed the Earth for a nearly century. A tiny is asteroid has been orbiting the Earth for centuries and most likely to continue doing the same centuries to come.

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Although the asteroid is too distant from us to really be a new moon, but NASA claims that it is stable enough in our orbit to be considered as a “quasi-satellite” or a “near-Earth companion”.

The rock is called 2016 HO3, marking its name from the year in which it was discovered. 2016 HO3 orbits the Sun but also stays as a constant companion to Earth.

Paul Chodas, the manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object (NEO) Studies at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory  and said “Since 2016 HO3 loops around our planet, but never ventures very far away as we both go around the sun, we refer to it as a quasi-satellite of Earth,”

The mini-moon was first spotted by a telescope based in Hawaii at the end of April.

Another similar type of asteroid named as 2003 YN107 followed a similar orbital pattern for a while over 10 years ago, but it has since departed our sight.

Paul further added, “This new asteroid is much more locked onto us. Our calculations indicate 2016 HO3 has been a stable quasi-satellite of Earth for almost a century, and it will continue to follow this pattern as Earth’s companion for centuries to come.”

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