A mysterious “empty trash bag” has been spotted in the Earth vicinity, and it puzzles the scientists. The strange space object is floating above the Earth’s atmosphere, and it is about seven-meter across, but it’s quite lightweight, meaning that its origin is still unknown.
According to The Independent, “the satellite is thought to be several meters across but is extremely lightweight, the astronomers who spotted it said. The object is probably a piece of light material, such as metallic foil, that has been left over from a rocket launch. But it is not clear what rocket launch the object known as A10bMLz could have been launched from.”
As we speak, this “mysterious empty trash bag” is, most likely, a piece of very light material, possibly a metallic foil, which reached there due to a space rocket launch.
Mysterious “Empty Trash Bag,” Spotted In the Earth Vicinity
“It means that it is impossible to predict where it might be flying fully. It is being buffeted around in space like a plastic bag might be in the wind. The object could re-enter Earth’s atmosphere within a few months, for instance, or might continue to fly around the Earth,” The Independent wrote.
However, this mysterious “empty trash bag” it’s not the first of its kind since many space objects like it have been identified before. Nonetheless, it is the unique “empty trash bag” ever detected, since space agencies around the world could not explain where it came from to orbit the Earth.
“Such “empty trash bag” objects have been spotted before. But this is the first one that has ever been seen drifting at such a distant orbit. The object was first seen by Hawaii’s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope. Further analysis by the NBO confirmed that the object was very light but relatively wide, as well as its strange orbit,” The Independent concluded.