This is SO COOL: Astronomers have found an asteroid that is the first of its kind. It orbits closer to the Sun than Venus does!
4/ There’s a lot of science here, too. It will be able to look for asteroids *inside* Earth’s orbit, which is hard to do from here. There could be a lot of them there, so we need to look at as large a volume of space as possible.
8/8 And that’s why this is cool. A new class of asteroid found, more are waiting, and they’ll tell us a lot about the dynamics of the inner solar system, which is basically Earth’s back yard. /fin