Q. With reference to Kamo’oalewa, consider the following statements:
1. It is a near-Earth object that orbits the Sun and yet remains close to the Earth.
2. It was discovered by the Hubble telescope.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- Statement 1 is correct: Kamo’oalewa is a quasi-satellite. This means that it is a near-Earth object that orbits the Sun and yet remains close to the Earth.
- Statement2 is incorrect: This quasi-satellite was discovered by the PanSTARRS telescope in 2006 in Hawaii.