Asteroid 2018 LA Has Just Been Discovered by NASA

Asteroid 2018 LA Has Just Been Discovered by NASA

New asteroid 2018 LA has been detected on June 2, which was “determined to be on a collision course with Earth, with impact just hours away.” The asteroid 2018 LA is supposed to be only 6 feet (2 meters) across, which is considered very small. The new asteroid was first found by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey, that is situated near Tucson and operated by the University of Arizona.

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Ceres Was the First Asteroid to Be Discovered

Ceres Was the First Asteroid to Be Discovered

Ceres is considered as the first asteroid that was discovered in 1801. It is sometimes assumed that Ceres has been reclassified as a dwarf planet, and that it is therefore no longer considered an asteroid. For example, a news update at Space.com spoke of “Pallas, the largest asteroid, and Ceres, the dwarf planet formerly classified as an asteroid”, whereas an IAU question-and-answer posting states, “Ceres is the largest asteroid”. So, according at the point of view of Space.com Ceres is a dwarf planet that is considered as the smallest and closest one.

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