Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

"Weird And Freakish" Object Floating In Space

Eric Parra |
November 9, 2013 | 1:50 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

The object has shown significant changes in its rotation, but can only be theorized to what it actually is. (NASA/ESA
The object has shown significant changes in its rotation, but can only be theorized to what it actually is. (NASA/ESA
There are many words to describe the unknown in outer space:  amazing, baffling, majestic, confusing, or in the technical terms of NASA, “weird and freakish”.

This is what was reported on an unidentified spinning object that was spotted in our solar system not too long ago.

SEE ALSO: AREA 51 Exists

The Register reports that a mysterious rock is floating somewhere in asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and “is shooting jets of matter that cause it to move.” 

There are various theories to what the object is and what it is spewing to move, of the most popular being that the asteroid is being pulled and spun around at a high velocity so that it is breaking apart under its own rotation strain. 

This idea comes from four scientists, Yarkovsky, O'Keefe, Radzievskii, and Paddack who have dubbed it the YORP effect under the abbreviation of their own names.

You can read the full story here

 

Reach Executive Producer Eric Parra here.



 

Live On Twitter

Buzz

Hannah Graham's body has been positively identified by police.

 


Leave a comment

Name
E-mail*
URL
Comments*
ntrandomness