Scott Tilley an amateur astronomer rediscovered a lost Nasa satellite which has been lost in space for more than a decade. He was scanning the skies in search of a secret US government spy satellite, he found signals from lost satellite the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE)

Now, engineers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have confirmed that a signal detected by the amateur astronomer is actually from the IMAGE satellite.

IMAGE was Launched on 25 March, 2000, its mission was to study the magnetic field protecting the Earth from cosmic radiation. But in December 2005, IMAGE stopped communicating with Nasa and its mission was declared over in 2007 after scientists failed to regain control.

News Source: Washington Post