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Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System. The larger ones have .... The smallest asteroids discovered (based on absolute magnitude H) are 2008 TS26 with H = 33.2 and 2...

Asteroids – Facts and Information about Asteroids - Space.com

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Nov 21, 2014 ... Asteroids can reach as large as Ceres, which is 940 km (about 583 miles) across. On the other hand, one of the smallest, discovered in 1991 ...

Asteroid Fast Facts | NASA

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This image, taken by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission in 2000, shows a close-up view of Eros, an asteroid with an orbit that takes it somewhat ...

Asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites, comets

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What is the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteorites, meteors, meteor ... The smallest and by far the most numerous ones have sizes of small dust ...

What is the smallest asteroid discovered - Answers.com

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The smallest known asteroid that has been discovered is called Hathor.

Asteroid Facts: Interesting Facts about Asteroids - The Planets

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An asteroid is a small body orbiting the Sun that is composed primarily of rock or ... The smallest known asteroid, 1991 BA, is only 6 meters (20 feet) across.

Ceres (Dwarf Planet) Facts - Space Facts

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Ceres is the closest dwarf planet to the Sun and is located in the asteroid belt, ... Ceres is the smallest of the bodies current classified as dwarf planets with a ...

Loneos Discovers Asteroid With The Smallest Orbit

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Jul 12, 2004 ... Flagstaff, AZ (SPX) Jul 12, 2004 - The ongoing search for near-Earth asteroids at Lowell Observatory has yielded another interesting object.

What are the dimensions of the smallest asteroid that hit the earth ...

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Aug 12, 2015 ... This is purely a matter of how you define an asteroid. Earth is hit by sand grains, pebbles, rocks, boulders and mountains of every size. There is ...

Comets, Meteors, & Asteroids - Curious About Astronomy? Ask an ...

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Jan 16, 2015 ... Comets, meteors, and asteroids are often grouped together since they ... The smallest asteroids that we've observed in detail are only tens of ...

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Asteroids - Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network

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One of the largest asteroids, and also the brightest, is Vesta. Discovered in 1807, this asteroid is 530km in diameter. The smallest asteroid known to date is ...

Is Vesta the "Smallest Terrestrial Planet?" - NASA Science

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Dec 11, 2011 ... NASA's Dawn probe, now orbiting Vesta in the asteroid belt, has found some ... one researcher to declare Vesta "the smallest terrestrial planet."

BBC Solar System – Asteroids reach sizes up to 600 miles in diameter

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There are millions of small asteroids. The smallest are sometimes called meteoroids. It is thought that asteroids are material leftover from the time that the planets ...