Legend has it that in orbit around the Earth is a mysterious, dark object which dates back perhaps 13 000 years.Its origin and purpose are inscrutable, dubbed the “Black Knight” this elusive satellite has allegedly been beaming signals towards the Earth and inspected by NASA astronauts yet only a few on Earth officially know of its existence.In 1899, he reportedly intercepted a signal unlike any of the natural sources from Earth such as electrical storms that he had already investigated in his experiments. Tesla never claimed to have heard signals from a satellite orbiting Earth.Today there are those who say he was listening to a transmission from an orbiting satellite of unknown origin later called by some the Black Knight.The mystery object reported was almost certainly a unexpectedly large piece of debris from into Earth orbit with ground control radar also allegedly picking up something inexplicable, it is often believed to be true.However Cooper produced transcripts saying that on the Mercury flight he never saw anything.These are fast-spinning neutron stars which emit a rhythmic signal.They were first discovered in 1967 by Northern Irish astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell-Burnell (1943-).
In actual fact this black object is probably a thermal blanket (to be precise, a Trunnion Pin Thermal Cover) that had become dislodged during an EVA.
The crew achieved all objectives of their mission including installing hand-rails and testing a safety device to prevent astronauts drifting into space should they become detached. Initial alignment of the modules did not quite work so as the Shuttle’s robotic arm loosened its grip to try again, several items floated away including the thermal blanket covering, which is the mysterious-looking image captured in the photo.
According to the respected space historian James Oberg in his superb history of the incident , the lost blanket burned up when it fell out of orbit about a week after it was lost.
Until certain of their origin, they were jokingly nicknamed the Little Green Men signals.
Tesla was not hearing the signals from pulsars though and was completely unaware of the nature of what he had really detected (if indeed he picked up anything at all).