Astronomers were confused by a mysterious object that rotates only 372 miles (600 km) above our planet.
The object, called A10bMLz, was first discovered at the ATLAS-HKO Observatory last week.
Oddly enough, the object rotates around the Earth in an unusual way. Its orbit is very elliptical, restlessly approaching our planet.
According to the Observatory of the Northolta branch, the object has a very high ratio of area to mass, which indicates that it is very light, but several meters in length.
They explained: “This suggests that this is what is known as an“ empty object for a garbage bag ”: a piece of light material (possibly metal foil) left after the launch of the rocket.
However, experts still do not know with which rocket an object can occur.
Because of its low mass, A10bMLz is sensitive to the pressure of solar radiation, which can change its orbit in a matter of days.
Anxiously, this means that it is impossible to predict its future trajectory, and it can enter the atmosphere of the Earth "within a few months."