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Two 14 - year - old girls in Surat,India discover Earth - crossing asteroid

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Two 14 - year - old girls from Surat, Vaidehi Vekariya and Radhika Lakhani, discovered an Earth-crossing asteroid by studying images from a University of Hawaii telescope. The asteroid, called HLV2514, is near Mars and its orbit is expected to cross that of Earth in about one million years ' time, private institute SPACE India said. NASA - affiliated citizen scientist group IASC confirmed the discovery.

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