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Asteroids Our Minor Planets
Asteroids Our Minor Planets
“Asteroids: Our Minor Planets” Earth is one sole object in the universe, which everyone is familiar with. Stretching beyond this planet are several other planets in the solar system and several thousand other celestial objects also known to revolve around the sun. These minor objects are called asteroids. Asteroids are metallic, rocky objects without atmospheres that orbit the Sun. Even though they orbit the sun, they are too small to be classified as planets, so they are often referred to as m