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

10 Jul 2019, 08:17 UTC
Newly Spotted Asteroid with Supershort Year Swings Closer to the Sun Than Mercury NASA/JPL-Caltech

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. 

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