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30 000 near-Earth asteroids discovered and rising

Written by  Wednesday, 12 October 2022 14:30
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Artist's impression of asteroid 21 Lutetia

We have now discovered 30 039 near-Earth asteroids in the Solar System – rocky bodies orbiting the Sun on a path that brings them close to Earth’s orbit. The majority of these were discovered in the last decade, showing how our ability to detect potentially risky asteroids is rapidly improving.

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