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There's Apparently an Asteroid Between Mercury and Venus | Space News

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Astronomers have found the first asteroid orbiting closer to the Sun than Venus, and recently, some scientists have been looking at Earth, trying to understand the origins of our protective magnetic field.

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Sources:

https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/first-asteroid-found-inside-orbit-venus
https://earthsky.org/space/2020-av2-1st-intervenusian-asteroid
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Thumbnail: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/dictionary/Solar_System.html

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/2156/asteroid-belt/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pti_aerial_photo_B.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Palomar_Observatory_(15255350717).jpg
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap051129.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asteroid_2020_AV2.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2020AV2orbit.jpg
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11544

https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12249
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/res/221669.php?from=452731
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/680/nasa-study-goes-to-earths-core-for-climate-insights/
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/dictionary/Solar_System.html

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