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Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here


(MENAFN- NewsBytes) In a major development, two Indian schoolgirls, hailing from the city of Surat , have discovered an asteroid.

The body, named HLV2514, was detected by them as part of an international campaign and has been classified as a near-Earth object (NEO), which means it will be passing by our planet in the future.

Here is more about their incredible feat.

  • In this article Discovery using images taken by telescope in Hawaii We had tagged around 20 objects, the duo said The girls took part in an 'asteroid search campaign' Here's the official announcement What else we know about this asteroid? Here's what IASC Director J Miller said on the discovery Such discoveries are essential to flag near-Earth objects
  • Discovery Discovery using images taken by telescope in Hawaii

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