Kamo’oalewa – UPSC Prelims

  • Kamo’oalewa is a quasi-satellite. 
  • This means that it is a near-Earth object that orbits the Sun and yet remains close to the Earth.
  • Discovered by: This quasi-satellite was discovered by the PanSTARRS telescope in 2006 in Hawaii.
  • Size: The asteroid is roughly the size of a Ferris wheel. Because of its small size (about 50 meters wide), this quasi-satellite has been difficult for scientists to study and little was known about it so far.
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