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Hawaii telescopes identify incoming asteroid for first time

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    The asteroid detected by University of Hawaii telescopes burned and broke up south of Puerto Rico on Saturday. It was the first incoming space object located by the UH team.

The University of Hawaii’s NASA-funded telescopes have identified an asteroid the size of a car hurtling toward Earth — the first such discovery for a project designed as an early warning system and only the fourth time in history that an asteroid was seen prior to striking the planet. Read more

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