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Asteroid - Wikipedia


Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System. The larger ones have also been called planetoids. These terms have historically been  ...

Asteroid Facts - Interesting Facts about Asteroids - Space Facts


What is an Asteroid? Asteroids are small, rocky solar system bodies that populate interplanetary space out to the orbit of Jupiter. There are millions of them, and ...

Asteroid Facts for Kids - Asteroid Belt, Earth Impact, Extinction of ...


Asteroids are small Solar System bodies that orbit the Sun. Made of rock and metal, they can also contain organic compounds (some scientists suggest that ...

AsteroidsFacts and Information about Asteroids - Space.com


Nov 21, 2014 ... Asteroids are small, airless rocky worlds that revolve around the sun and are too small to be called planets. They are also called space rocks, ...

Asteroids: 10 Interesting Facts About These Space Rocks - Universe ...


Below, we have 10 facts about asteroids that will make you reconsider that biased first impression. Asteroids are leftovers of the early Solar System. The leading ...

Five amazing facts about asteroids | - About Space


Feb 15, 2013 ... Find out what makes these space-faring rocks so interesting.

Asteroids l Asteroid facts, pictures and information - The Nine Planets


Several hundred thousand asteroids have been discovered and given provisional designations so far. Thousands more are discovered each year.

Interesting Asteroid Facts and Information for Kids - Space Kids


Asteroid Facts for Kids. Asteroid is a term used to describe rocks found in outer space. There are millions of them throughout our solar system and the vary in ...

10 Amazing Facts About Comets And Asteroids - Futurism


May 25, 2014 ... 1.) If all of the asteroids were combined into a ball, they would still be much smaller than Earth's moon. If the sun was as tall as a typical front ...

Asteroids - Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com


An asteroid is a large rock in outer space. Some, like Ceres, can be very large, while others are as small as a grain of sand. Due to their smaller size, asteroids ...

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Asteroid Facts: Interesting Facts about Asteroids - The Planets


Asteroid Facts. What is an asteroid? An asteroid is a small body orbiting the Sun that is composed primarily of rock or metal.

Asteroid Fast Facts | NASA


Asteroid Facts. ... Credits: NASA/JHUAPL. What Are The Differences Between An Asteroid, Comet, Meteoroid, Meteor and Meteorite? Asteroid: A relatively small, ...

Asteroids - Basic Facts | Planets - NASA Solar System Exploration


Asteroids: Basic Facts: Black and white image of asteroid. This image, taken by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission in 2000, shows a close-up ...