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Scientists Discover the Fastest Known Asteroid

by Ryan Whitwam

Astronomers have discovered a new asteroid, but unlike most newsworthy space rocks, this one is not notable because it’s threatening to hit Earth. The asteroid known as 2021 PH27 keeps its distance from our fragile blue marble. That distance varies widely, though. According to researchers at the Carnegie Institution of Science, 2021 PH27 is the fastest asteroid…

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