Astronomers discover rare double asteroid

July 14, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 05:20 am IST - Washington

An asteroid called 2017 YE5 that made a close approach to the earth last month is actually two objects orbiting each other, reveal new observations by three of the world’s largest radio telescopes. The two objects, each about 900 metres in size, revolve around each other once every 20 to 24 hours, NASA said.IANS

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