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NASA reveals Earth’s ‘mini-moon’ 2020 SO is definitely just space junk – CNET

Earth captured a blast from the past as a temporary mini-moon.

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This photo from 1964 shows a Centaur upper-stage rocket. Space object 2020 SO is one of these.
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Welcome back, Surveyor 2 Centaur rocket booster. We just got a new chapter in a bittersweet space saga that involves a fiery launch, a doomed moon mission and decades of space wanderings. 
A rocket booster NASA used to launch the Surveyor 2 lunar lander in 1966 has returned to us for a temporary spin as a mini-moon in orbit around Earth. When scientists spotted it in September, they named it 2020…

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