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Asteroids are rocky fragments left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Most of these fragments of ancient space rubble - sometimes referred to by scientists as minor planets - can be found orbiting the Sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter. This region in our solar system, called the Asteroid Belt or Main Belt, probably contains millions of asteroids ranging widely in size from Ceres, which at 940 km in diameter is about one-quarter the diameter of our Moon, to bodies that are less than 1 km across. There are more than 20,000 that are numbered.
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Asteroids Pictures Gallery - NEAR's First Whole-Eros Mosaic from OrbitNEAR's First Whole-Eros Mosaic from OrbitAsteroids Pictures Gallery - Mosaic of MathildeMosaic of MathildeAsteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroids Mathilde, Gaspra and IdaAsteroids Mathilde, Gaspra and IdaAsteroids Pictures Gallery - Ida and Dactyl in Enhanced ColorIda and Dactyl in Enhanced Color
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced ColorAsteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced ColorAsteroids Pictures Gallery - Ida and DactylIda and DactylAsteroids Pictures Gallery - High Resolution View of DactylHigh Resolution View of DactylAsteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra, Deimos and PhobosGaspra, Deimos and Phobos
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra - Highest Resolution MosaicGaspra - Highest Resolution MosaicAsteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra - GalileoGaspra - GalileoAsteroids Pictures Gallery - First Look: ErosFirst Look: ErosAsteroids Pictures Gallery - DactylDactyl
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