Where Do Asteroids Come from?


Asteroids are a group of small bodies made up of rock and metal, which revolve around the sun, mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They are grouped into four sets; main belt, Trojans, scattered disc, and the Kuiper belt. The largest asteroid, Ceres, is only about 750 kilometres' in diameter.
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Asteroids are said to be a product of the 'Big Bang' that happened millions of years ago. They're all fragments of other planets that exploded and broke apart. You can find more information here: http://www.universetoday.com/guide-to-space/asteroids/where-do-asteroids-come-from/
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