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Unformatted text preview: Asteroids are rocky leftovers of planet formation. Largest is Ceres, diameter ~1,000 km 150,000 in catalogs, and probably over a million with diameter >1 km. Small asteroids are more common than large asteroids. All the asteroids in the solar system wouldnt add up to even a small terrestrial planet....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08