Asteroid discovery: ESA snaps incredible image of 14,000 asteroids hurtling through space

Express.co.uk | 4/29/2019 | Sebastian Kettley
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“But Gaia can readily observe them as it scans the entire sky from its vantage point in space, so it is possible that the satellite will find more such objects in the future and contribute new information to study their properties.”

Once ESA’s Gaia detects an asteroid hurtling through space, and its presence is confirmed back on Earth, astronomers study its orbit to determine if it poses any threat to the planet.

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The space agency said: “This...
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