‘Planet Killer’ Asteroid Spotted

  • The asteroids belong to a group found within the orbits of Earth and Venus. Still, they’re tough to observe because the sun’s brightness shields them from telescope observations.
  • To avoid the sun’s glare, astronomers leaped at the chance to conduct their observations during the brief window of twilight.
  • An international team spied the space rocks using the Dark Energy Camera on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.
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