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First space rock found inside Venus’s orbit — and it’s jumbo-sized

The Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory is pictured at night

An instrument at the Palomar Observatory (pictured) helped scientists to spot an unexpectedly large asteroid circling the Sun inside the orbit of Venus. Credit: Shutterstock

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Nature 608, 650 (2022)



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