An Amateur Radio Astronomer just found NASA’s Lost Satellite

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IMAGE was a machine created by NASA, designed to “see the invisible” and capture images of the electric gas around the Earth that protects us from the sun. It was launched in 2000 and was a huge success – that is, until it disappeared entirely. In December of 2005, IMAGE mysteriously stopped sending pictures. NASA guessed it was because of a tripper breaker in the radio.

Scott Tilley, an electrical engineer was searching for Zuma, a secret satellite launched by an unknown government agency, when he caught the signal of IMAGE – 12 years since it’s been lost.

NASA has since confirmed that the main control system is still operational, and they hope to re-boot IMAGE.