We are already immersed in November and we know nothing about the mysterious object approaching our planet. As we have previously published, the space body was first identified in September of this year by a team of researchers from the Hawaii Observatory. Under the name \’Asteroid 2020 SO\’, the trajectory of this object approaching Earth was calculated and simulated. As far as we know, the trajectory at the moment is somewhat chaotic so it will certainly vary as it approaches and more accurate calculations are made.
NASA has confirmed that it is not an asteroid as the approaching object itself is strange – it moves slower than normal by asteroid standards. Paul Chodas, director of NASA\’s Center for the Study of Near Earth Objects, said that due to the measurements it has (almost eight meters) and the characteristics described above, it is believed that it could be the remains of a rocket used in a mission to the Moon, more specifically the upper stage of the Centaur rocket that successfully propelled NASA\’s Surveyor 2 spacecraft to the moon in 1966 before being scrapped. But the truth is that until today we know absolutely nothing, neither what it is nor its location. So far it is a mysterious object approaching our planet.
According to the astronomical portal SpaceWeather an astronomer named Lee McClair recorded a mysterious explosion of great power in the projection of the constellation Cygnus on the afternoon of Thursday, November 5th. McClair\’s images were confirmed by other astronomers residing in the eastern United States: a kind of cloud with a bright core was visible across Texas. But the big question experts are asking is: what caused this explosion?
“Near the Cygnus/MW edge at around 8:00 pm CET we saw a large white cloud/hazy over Lake Amistad in West Texas,” McClair described. “I knew it was something unusual and when I pulled out my camera to get a very blurry image as it was fading. So unusual but cool. ”
The explosion was rapid, meaning the cloud expanded in just a few minutes to hundreds of kilometers in diameter. And this is where the controversy begins. The only object that could create such an explosion would be a spaceship or an asteroid. In the case of the explosion of something larger like a star or planet located somewhere a great distance away, the growth of a bright cloud of products from the explosion would last for months. So there are only two options: an asteroid or a spaceship.
According to some experts it is unlikely that its origin is an asteroid because then it could have been destroyed by a collision with another space rock or by some kind of weapon to create a shock wave of that magnitude. Since there is no weapon that destroys asteroids on Earth, there is only the option of blowing up a spaceship. Astronomers have suggested it could be SpaceX\’s partially reusable Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
The last Falcon 9 launch was on November 6th and the penultimate launch in October. So the Falcon 9 that was launched on November 6th did not explode on November 5th. However, there remains a third Falcon 9. But the problem is that the discarded booster stage tanks are depleted in space so the remaining vapors are not enough to cause an explosion of this magnitude. Furthermore, if we assume that there were no vapors but full tanks, then in order for the oxidant to explode, it must be mixed with fuel, which is impossible in a vacuum.
So some experts in the field believe it could be a military satellite carrying a nuclear weapon that exploded. But there is also the possibility that it is an e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ mothership that could destroy the mysterious object heading for Earth and could even crash into a space rock. These are some of the theories proposed but we are sure that all these theories will be quickly debunked and will offer an explanation that people will readily accept.
What do you think of the mysterious explosion in space? Is it the incident of an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ spaceship? Or do you have another explanation?