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Discovered a visitor named 2015 BZ509 from another solar system orbiting Jupiter upside down

A mysterious asteroid orbiting Jupiter dodging asteroids in its path, in addition to doing so in the opposite direction to the rest of space bodies of the solar system.(2015 BZ509)

2015 BZ509

The so-called asteroid, is known as 2015 BZ509 and has an orbit contrary to the rest of bodies that orbit our sun. The most surprising thing is that, in turn, it shares the orbital space of Jupiter. It is the only asteroid in the solar system that does not travel in programmed motion. And this opens the debate of whether it really is an asteroid.

In our solar system almost 900 thousand asteroids are known and all share the same system of orbital movement. However, 2015 BZ509 has its own system (natural or not) of movement. This supposed asteroid travels clockwise, and not vice versa, which is how the rest of bodies move.

This proves that the mysterious celestial body travels against the flow of energy that the gravitating force of the sun and the rest of bodies of great volume exert against it. Surprisingly, the 2015 BZ509 is propelled inexplicably, avoiding all kinds of objects like a camicace.

The autonomous asteroid, which has a size of 300 kilometers, manages to dodge all kinds of objects that travel in counter-direction without suffering any collision that slows or deviates its regular travel route. And each time it crosses Jupiter (which is a thousand times larger than Earth), it does so by sharing orbital space and, in turn, bypassing the thousands of asteroids that travel alongside the gas giant.

2015 BZ509

A challenge for the enigmatic asteroid and also for science, which does not know what it faces or can not explain the behavior of that body. But the truth is that, 2015 BZ509 has been doing the same route regularly since at least one million years. This means thousands and thousands of returns to the solar system, without having undergone any change.

It is thought that this asteroid (if it is), would have been from the beginning of the solar system, that means about 4,500 million years. It was detected at the beginning of the year and gave a lot to talk about due to its characteristics. It is a carbon-rich asteroid and formed outside the solar system. It is not known where it comes from.

Sara Rosell, from the Natural History Museum of the United States, points out that the work of science is to discover the origin of the universe and in this case, discover what this object is. It does not want to label it as an asteroid, because its behavior is not that of a regular asteroid, or at least, not one that is known with that characteristic.

As astronomy explains, everything that was formed from the gas disk and the primordial debris of its star, follow the direction of the rotation of its parent star. However, 2015 BZ509 does not behave in the same way. And maybe we are still too immature intellectually to understand the mystery that is presented to us.

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The Interstellar Research Initiative plans to send people to the exoplanet of Proxima Centauri b

In an attempt to protect humanity from extinction in the event of some kind of global catastrophe of a planetary scale, a group of scientists announced a bold plan for the colonization of a distant exoplanet.

Proxima Centauri b

Scientists from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies said they were considering sending people to a potentially inhabited exoplanet in another stellar system.

The most promising option they consider, Proxima Centauri b, which is 4.24 light years away from Earth, which means the journey will take centuries or even millennia. This suggests that generations will succeed each other during the journey.

Technically, this is possible.

However, the challenges facing the mission are so numerous and complex that it can take decades to prepare.

“From the point of view of physics, there are no fundamental obstacles. There are many nuances, but this is not a violation of the fundamental laws of physics, ”said Andreas Hein, Executive Director of Initiative for Interstellar Studies.

No problem.

The main problem is the lack of experience being far beyond the Earth for such a period of time.

Even a flight to Mars, which will last about 6-8 months, raises a lot of questions.

Proxima Centauri b

There is no reliable protection against merciless radiation yet. Medical problems caused by a prolonged stay in space are still poorly understood. Other than that, there is no guarantee that Proxima Centauri b is indeed liveable.

Can you imagine what a setup would be if people born on a spaceship for one purpose would come to a planet absolutely unsuitable for settlement …

However, the authors of the project do not plan to curtail the program and continue to work actively in this direction.

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European Space Agency to launch space waste collector

A four-armed robotic junk collector will be launched into space by the European Space Agency in what it says will be the first mission to remove an item of debris from orbit.

European Space Agency to launch space waste collector

The ClearSpace-1 mission, scheduled for launch in 2025, will cost €120m and will grab a single piece of junk. But the agency hopes the mission will pave the way for a wide-reaching clear-up operation, with Esa’s director general calling for new rules that would compel those who launch satellites to take responsibility for removing them from orbit once they are retired from use.

Jan Wörner, CEO of ESA, said:

Imagine how dangerous sailing the high seas would be if all the ships ever lost in history were still drifting on top of the water. That is the current situation in orbit, and it cannot be allowed to continue.

In the past 60 years, thousands of tonnes of junk has accumulated around the Earth, including old rocket parts, about 3,500 defunct satellites and an estimated 750,000 smaller fragments, some from collisions between larger bits of junk. The fragments are typically circulating with a velocity of 20,000km/h (12,500mph).

Unless a clear-up operation is mounted, the chances of collisions will escalate as thousands more satellites are put into orbit.

Funding for the mission was agreed at Space19+, ESA’s misterial council, which took place in Seville, Spain, at the end of November. The mission will be run by a consortium led by a Swiss startup called Clearspace.

The target for ClearSpace-1 is a piece of junk called Vespa, which was left in an orbit around 800km above the Earth by ESA’s Vega launcher in 2013. Vespa weighs 100kg – around the size of a small satellite – and was selected because it has a simple shape and sturdy construction, which make it unlikely to fragment when it is grabbed.

The “chaser” ClearSpace space probe will be launched into the target orbit where it will track down Vespa, grab it using a quartet of robotic arms and drag it out of orbit, with Vespa and the chaser both burning up in the atmosphere on the way down to Earth.

A future ambition is to create a clear-up robot that could eject junk into the atmosphere, before continuing to capture and de-orbit other pieces of junk.

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Asteroid as big as the pyramids on its way and could zoom past Earth on Friday

An asteroid as big as the Egyptian pyramids is zooming towards Earth and will squeeze past us on Friday – if it doesn’t smash on to our home planet’s surface.

Named 2019 WR3, NASA expects the space rock to make a “close approach” to Earth later this week.

The space agency has classified the asteroid as a “near-Earth object (NEO)” which means its orbit brings it very close – in cosmic terms – to Earth.

The asteroid was first spotted late last week.

NASA has now observed the asteroid some 74 times to better get a sense of its size and trajectory.

WR3 is believed to have a diameter of between 76m to 170m.

It is expected that on December 6, the asteroid will pass within 5.44 million km of Earth at speeds of 27,036 km/hr.

The warning comes as the European Space Agency approves a $471 million mission called Hera to examine whether a rogue asteroid on its way to Earth could be deflected out of the way.

Working with NASA, the ESA will send a pair of spacecraft to a double-asteroid system called Didymos to examine the asteroids and send valuable data back home.

The larger asteroid Didymoon is about 800m across, orbited by a moon about 160m wide.

If an asteroid the size of Didymoon were to hammer into Earth, it would be devastating.

Patrick Michel, ESA’s lead scientist for Hera, said it was vital to keep an eye on it so we can take action if needed.

“The probability is low but the consequences are high,” Michel told Space.com.

“This is why it’s relevant to take care of it. Moreover, we have the tools … We can’t lose more time.”

The Hera spacecraft will launch in 2024.

Meanwhile, Queens University Belfast professor Alan Fitzsimmons has called for amateur astronomers to assist the Hera mission’s broader goal of protecting Earth against asteroids by nominating asteroids to watch.

“We will get a serious asteroid impact sometime,” he told the BBC.

“It may not be in our lifetime, but mother nature controls when that will happen.

‘We will get a serious asteroid impact sometime.’

“We will need to do something about it. We’ll need to move that asteroid so it misses us and doesn’t hit us.

“Asteroid research is one area of astronomy where amateur observes continue to make an essential contribution,” he said.

Source 7news.com.au

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