A new car-sized chunk of space rock has been captured by the Earth’s gravity and is now orbiting the Earth as a “mini-moon”. Designated 2020 CD3 it was discovered by astronomers Theodore Pruyne and Kacper Wierzchoś on 15 February 2020 at Mount Lemmon Observatory during a regular survey of near-earth objects. Its orbit around Earth is chaotic and temporary and it will be flicked back out to its greater orbit around the Sun only to likely return in many decades into the future.
Its not the first car-sized object we’ve recently observed in space. Elon musk however denies involvement in this one.
It’s not mine
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2020