Is 2020SO Space Junk or an Asteroid?


  2020 SO is a tiny near-Earth asteroid or artificial object discovered by the Pan-STARRS1 survey at the  Haleakala Observatory on September 17, 2020. It is currently approaching Earth and its nominal trajectory indicates that it will be temporarily captured by Earth by  October 15, 2020. It will enter via the outer Lagrange point L2 and exit via Lagrange point L1. During its geocentric orbit around Earth, 2020 SO will make a close approach to Earth around…

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