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14-Year-Old Girls From Surat Find Earth Bound Asteroid Near Mars

Daily news updates | 28/07/2020 09:47 PM | Click to read full article

An earth-bound asteroid is looming near Planet Mars and this discovery was made by two 14-year-old girls from Surat, Gujarat. Vaidehi Vekariya and Radhika Lakhani who received their training from a private organisation SPACE India found the celestial object after spending hours looking at images from the Pan-STARRS telescope in the University of Hawaii.

According to a report by Reuters, the asteroid is supposed to cross earth’s orbit Earth in about one million years’ time.