NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday — that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government satellite, stumbled upon signals from a spacecraft that had been thought lost 12 years earlier, raising hope that NASA can resurrect a mission that changed our understanding of the “invisible ocean” around the Earth.
"Nasa Lost Contact With a Satellite 12 Years Ago. an Amateur Just Found Its Signal." is from the January 31, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.