Asteroids- The Planetoids

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  • Asteroids, also known as small planets or planetoids, are the rocky debris largely found between the planets, Mars and Jupiter. These are too small to have their own atmosphere.
  • The Asteroids revolve around the Sun, for 3 to 10 years.
  • More than 450,000 Asteroids are discovered till date; the largest Asteroid is Ceres, whose diameter is about 1,025 km.
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