Small bodies composed of rock and metal in orbit about the sun.
are any of thousands of smaller bodies or planetoids that orbit around the Sun. they range in size from 1.6 miles to 480 miles.Found on http://planetfacts.org/space-terms/
A belt of minor planets circling the Sun between Mars and JupiterFound on http://jot101.com/2015/05/a-z-of-science-fiction-words/
Asteroid GaspraThese are rocky bodies, the vast majority of which orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Several thousands of asteroids are known to exist but it is thought that there must be around 100,000 in all, most of which are too small or too faint to be detected from the Earth at present.The first asteroid, Ceres, was discovered by Giusepp...Found on http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/a/s/asteroids/source.html
One of several names for the minor planet swarms of the Solar System. Asteroids are found in many regions of the solar system but most are to be found orbiting the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This region is often refered to as the Asteroid Belt.
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Small planets (planetoids) or pieces of planets, most of which are found in the Asteroid Belt, thatFound on http://www.superglossary.com/Glossary/Science/Astrology/
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