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13.16: Asteroids

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asteroid

asteroid

Rocky objects larger than a few hundred meters that orbit the Sun.
asteroid belt

asteroid belt

Region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter where many asteroids are found.
near-Earth asteroid

near-Earth asteroid

Asteroids that orbit relatively close to Earth.

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Difficulty Level:

Basic

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6 , 7

Date Created:

Jan 04, 2013

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Aug 23, 2015
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