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    • Asteroids are small, rocky worlds with generally irregular shapes. Orbiting the Sun mainly in a sparse, broad belt between Mars and Jupiter, they are scraps left over from the formation of the planets. Most of the meteorites that hit Earth are wayward fragments from the asteroid belt.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Astrophysics, Planets--Origin, Solar system, Asteroids

      Audience: General

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