Part of Apollo 12 rocket engine returns after decades in deep space

September 22, 2013 1 min read


This incredibly cool gif shows the remarkable path taken by debris from the Apollo mission as it approached Earth for the first time in 31 years. For 31 years this piece of debris circled the sun, but in the early 2000's it wandered a little too close to the Earth and entered the planet's Hill Sphere.

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