Asteroid Malala

Asteroid 316201 Malala discovered by NEOWISE
Asteroid 316201 Malala discovered by NEOWISE

NASA’s NEOWISE spacecraft discovered this new asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter. Previously called 2010 ML48, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently renamed this asteroid to 316201 Malala in honour of Pakistani Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Asteroid 316201 Malala orbits the sun every five years and is composed of a very dark material that is four kilometers in diameter.

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