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Where do you find asteroids in the solar system?

Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

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Although asteroids orbit the Sun like planets, they are much smaller than planets. There are lots of asteroids in our solar system. Most of them live in the main asteroid belt—a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Some asteroids go in front of and behind Jupiter.

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Furthermore, where are the asteroids located?

Asteroids are rocky objects primarily found in the asteroid belt, a region of the solar system that lies more than 2 ½ times as far from the Sun as Earth does, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. These objects are sometimes called minor planets or planetoids.

how are asteroids discovered? In 1801, while making a star map, Italian priest and astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi accidentally discovered the first and largest asteroid, Ceres, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Over the first half of the 19th century, several asteroids were discovered and classified as planets.

Moreover, are there asteroids outside the solar system?

There are few asteroids beyond 4.2 AU, until Jupiter's orbit. Here the two families of Trojan asteroids can be found, which, at least for objects larger than 1 km, are approximately as numerous as the asteroids of the asteroid belt.

How do asteroids move in the solar system?

Almost all of the asteroids in our solar system are orbiting in a broad band 19,400,000 miles wide between Jupiter and Mars. The asteroids are orbiting the Sun, each one traveling around the Sun fast enough for the orbits not to degrade. In fact, Phobos and Diemos, the two tiny moons of Mars, may be captured asteroids.

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