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?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
  • 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. 

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