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A small asteroid that hit Botswana took 23 million years to get here from the asteroid belt, astronomers found

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Fragment of asteroid 2018 LA recovered in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in central Botswana.
SETI Institute
Astronomers have uncovered fragments of a 6-foot-wide asteroid that struck Botswana in 2018.
According to a new study of those fragments, the space rock originated from the asteroid belt.
Scientists estimate the asteroid's journey across the solar system took nearly 23 million years.
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In the early hours of June 2, 2018, astronomers at the University of Arizona saw a faint dot of light moving across the sky. It was an asteroid, which...
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