One of the favorite topics of our news is about moon landing. So, on this day (on September 20, 1970) the Soviet Union's Luna 16 moon probe landed on the moon.
Irish astronomers have discovered a new asteroid 2010-SO16, which revolves around the Earth at a distance of 19 million miles away. According to scientists, the object with a diameter of 400 miles could be formed 4.4 million years ago, during the collision of Earth with a huge celestial body. It could become a satellite of the Earth only 250 thousand years ago. 2010-SO16 is an asteroid from the Apollo’s group.The average speed along the orbit is 30 kilometers per second, and circulation around the Earth takes 365 days.
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