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Astronomers discovered 1.2 km long Trojan asteroid

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Astronomers discovered 1.2 km long Trojan asteroid
Astronomers discovered 1.2 km long Trojan asteroid

Trojan asteroid: An asteroid that has been revolving around the Sun with the Earth for thousands or millions of years has been discovered by astronomers. The Earth has a new space neighbour as a result of this discovery. ‘Trojan asteroid’ is the name given to this 1.2-kilometer-wide asteroid. It will continue to revolve around the Sun on the Earth’s path for at least 4,000 years, according to estimates.

Astronomers are ecstatic about the discovery, which was made with the help of a cutting-edge telescope in Chile. And he’s on the lookout for more asteroids like this.

2020 XL 5 is the name given to this Trojan asteroid. There isn’t a lot of information about it yet.

According to astronomers, it was previously assumed that the Earth revolved around the Sun alone in its orbit. Until now, this was correct. For thousands of years, however, this will not be the case. Because we, the people of the Earth, have a new neighbour. 2020 XL 5 is the name given to it. It’s a Trojan asteroid, to be precise. Until now, the people of the earth didn’t know much about it.

In its orbit around the Sun, this ‘Trojan Asteroid’, like the Earth, revolves around the Sun. Such asteroids are found in the region of Mars and Jupiter, but they are also present in such large numbers near Earth for the first time, according to new research.

The largest asteroid ever discovered

It’s the second ‘Trojan asteroid’ discovered in close proximity to Earth. Nature Communications was the first to report on the discovery.

It’s the second ‘Trojan asteroid’ discovered in close proximity to Earth. Nature Communications was the first to report on the discovery.

This asteroid is 60 degrees ahead of Earth in its orbit. It is the largest asteroid ever discovered, according to the University of Barcelona’s Institute of Cosmos Sciences. The discovery was published in the Nature Communications journal. There are ‘Trojan Asteroids’ on many planets in the Solar System, but this is the second one discovered near Earth.

Trojans in orbit around a planet are referred to as

‘Trojans are objects that share an orbit with a planet,’ says Arthur Cesar Brissano, the study’s lead author. Which are located in Lagrange point and are in sync with the planet’s orbit. The Lagrange point is the distance at which gravity’s effect on any object remains constant. The object becomes stationary as a result of this.

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