Newly Spotted Asteroid Near Venus Named by Pauma Native Americans

Newly Spotted Asteroid Near Venus Named by Pauma Native Americans

Newly Spotted Asteroid Near Venus Named by Pauma Native Americans

A Native American tribe in what is now California named a unique asteroid at the request of scientists who discovered it.

Two years ago, astronomers operating the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) discovered the first known asteroid to orbit the sun within the orbit of Venus† But until now, it was only known as 2020 AV2.