Asteroid Facts: Hygiea
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Asteroid Facts: Hygiea

January 8, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above includes a light-curve derived 3D model of the C-type asteroid designated 10 Hygiea, the fourth largest asteroid in the solar system by both volume and mass, the latter of which is estimated […]

Asteroid Facts: Pallas
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Asteroid Facts: Pallas

January 8, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above shows the somewhat oblate shape of the B-type asteroid designated 2 Pallas, which is the second asteroid to be discovered, and the third most massive, containing about 7% of all the mass […]

The Asteroid Vesta
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Asteroid Facts: Vesta

January 7, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The asteroid designated 4 Vesta is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt with a diameter of 525 kilometres (326 miles). Discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on 29 March 1807, and named after […]

Ceres
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Asteroid Facts: Ceres

January 7, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The image above shows a near true color picture of the C-type (carbonaceous) asteroid 1 Ceres, the first asteroid ever to be discovered, and the biggest object in the asteroid belt. With a diameter of […]

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