Hawaii telescope discovered a 65-foot-long asteroid before taking off from Earth
A asteroid the length of two school transports that was first spotted by a University of Hawaii telescope zoomed by Earth on Monday.
At its nearest point, the 65-foot-long asteroid was about twice as a long way from Earth as the Moon may be.
The space rock, given the brief name 2020 OO1, was first spotted on July 20 by the UH’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope on Haleakala. Dish STARRS1 is known for discovering huge Near-Earth Objects.
On the off chance that the telescope sees something that may be passing exceptionally near Earth, telescopes on Mauna Kea and somewhere else will at that point check whether the item is a potential danger to Earth.
UH stargazers couldn’t get any pictures of the space rock since the entirety of the telescopes were closed down because of Hurricane Douglas. Be that as it may, they discovered that the circle of 2020 OO1 has a small possibility of hitting Earth in 2087.