Sunday, October 25, 2009


Asteroids are smaller solar system which revolves around the orbit of the Sun. They are also called as “planetoids” or “minor planets”. The first asteroid was discovered in 1801 named ‘Ceres’. Large no of asteroids are found between planet Mars and Jupiter. They are called as “Asteroid Belt”. Asteroid looks like a rocky and metallic objects. Some scientists believe the asteroids are formed by breakage of planets by a huge collision. If the breakage of asteroids gathered into an single object the size comes around half the diameter of an moon. Even the Jurassic period came to an end by Asteroids. The satellites which revolve around our earth also has damaged by these asteroids.

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