Astronomers have just found more than half a million new asteroids

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Space 20 August 2021

By Leah Crane

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We present cognize astir fractional a cardinal much asteroids successful the asteroid belt

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A brace of astronomers person recovered and categorised fractional a cardinal caller asteroids lurking successful aged data. Figuring retired precisely wherever these objects came from could beryllium important to knowing the aboriginal star system.

Alexey Sergeyev and Benoit Carry astatine Côte d’Azur University successful France recovered the objects by sifting done images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). This survey, which uses a scope astatine the Apache Point Observatory successful New Mexico, took images of …

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