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The first image of Asteroid 2020 QG From Zwicky Transient Facility

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• August 19th, 2020

This is the first image of Asteroid 2020 QG, captured by Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) after the asteroid's closest approach to Earth at a distance of 1,830 miles above the planet's surface. The asteroid shows up as a streak because it is closer than the background stars, and zipped past ZTF's camera.

Credit: ZTF/Caltech Optical Observatories