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Atira Asteroids: Strange Family of Space Rocks Circle Close to Sun

Discover Magazine - Tue 9 Jul 19

The newly found asteroids circles entirely within Earth's orbit. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Astronomers just found an asteroid circling surprisingly close to our home sun, adding one more ...

Newfound kilometer-size asteroid orbits the sun every 151 days

Phys.org - Tue 9 Jul 19

Astronomers have spotted an unusual asteroid with the shortest "year" known for any asteroid. The rocky body, dubbed 2019 LF6, is about a kilometer in size and circles the sun roughly every ...

Massive, kilometer-sized asteroid was just found orbiting the Sun

FOXNews - Wed 10 Jul 19

A newly-found asteroid has been spotted orbiting the Sun, whizzing past the star every 151 days, the shortest orbit of any space rock on record.

How This Huge, Superfast Asteroid Stayed Hidden in Near-Earth Orbit

Livescience - Wed 10 Jul 19

The year goes by quickly for this newfound asteroid.

Newly Spotted Asteroid with Supershort Year Swings Closer to the Sun Than Mercury

SPACE.com - Tue 9 Jul 19

By watching the skies at the brink of sunrise and shortly after nightfall, astronomers spotted a hunk of rock with the shortest-known asteroid "year" to date.

Big, rare asteroid found making the rounds between Earth and sun - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Mon 8 Jul 19

While it may sound like something out of anime, this 'Atira' asteroid is very real.

This Asteroid Orbits So Close to the Sun, Its Year Lasts Just 151 Days

Gizmodo - Mon 8 Jul 19

Introducing 2019 LF6, an asteroid so close to the Sun that a year lasts only 151 days. Known as an “Atira” asteroid, its orbit falls entirely inside Earth’s orbit, making it one of only ...

Atira asteroids: A strange family of space rocks that circle close to the Sun

Astronomy.com - Tue 9 Jul 19

A newly discovered asteroid named 2019 LF6, which orbits the Sun in just over 150 days, is shedding light on a mysterious class of asteroids known as Atira asteroids.

Astronomers spot kilometer-wide asteroid with record-short year

UPI - Tue 9 Jul 19

Scientists have identified an asteroid with the shortest known orbital period. The newfound space rock, measuring a kilometer wide, circles the sun once every 151 days.

Zwicky Transient Facility Spots Asteroid with Shortest Year

SpaceDaily - Tue 9 Jul 19

Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 09, 2019 Astronomers have spotted an unusual asteroid with the shortest "year" known for any asteroid. The rocky body, dubbed 2019 LF6, is about a kilometer in size ...