Asteroid

253 Mathilde, a C-type asteroid measurin aboot 50 kilometres (30 mi) athort, covered in craters hauf that size. Photograph taken in 1997 bi the NEAR Shoemaker probe.

Asteroids are minor planets, especially those o the inner Solar Seestem. The lairger anes hae an aa been cried planetoids. These terms hae historically been applied tae ony astronomical object orbitin the Sun that did nae shaw the disk o a planet an wis nae observed tae hae the characteristics o an active comet, but as minor planets in the ooter Solar Seestem wur discovered, thair volatile-based surfaces wur foond tae mair closely resemble comets an so wur eften distinguished frae tradeetional asteroids.[1] Thus the term asteroid haes come increasingly tae refer specifically tae the smaa bodies of the inner Solar System out to the orbit o Jupiter. Thay are grouped wi the ooter bodies—centaurs, Neptune trojans, an trans-Neptunian objects—as minor planets, which is the term preferred in astronomical circles.[2] In this airticle the term "asteroid" refers tae the minor planets o the inner Solar Seestem.

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References

  1. "Asteroids". NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. Asimov, Isaac, and Dole, Stephen H. Planets for Man (New York: Random House, 1964), p.43.
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Asteroïde
Alemannisch: Asteroid
aragonés: Asteroide
العربية: كويكب
অসমীয়া: গ্ৰহাণু
asturianu: Asteroide
azərbaycanca: Asteroid
تۆرکجه: گزگنچه
башҡортса: Астероид
Boarisch: Asteroid
žemaitėška: Asteruoids
беларуская: Астэроід
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Астэроід
български: Астероид
भोजपुरी: एस्टेरॉइड्स
Bahasa Banjar: Asteruid
বাংলা: গ্রহাণু
brezhoneg: Asteroidenn
bosanski: Asteroidi
català: Asteroide
нохчийн: Астероид
čeština: Asteroid
Чӑвашла: Астероид
Cymraeg: Asteroid
dansk: Asteroide
Deutsch: Asteroid
Ελληνικά: Αστεροειδής
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Asteròid
English: Asteroid
Esperanto: Asteroido
español: Asteroide
eesti: Asteroid
euskara: Asteroide
فارسی: سیارک
suomi: Asteroidi
français: Astéroïde
Frysk: Asteroïde
Gaeilge: Astaróideach
galego: Asteroide
Avañe'ẽ: Mbyjaveve
Gaelg: Roltageagh
עברית: אסטרואיד
Fiji Hindi: Chhota tara
hrvatski: Asteroidi
hornjoserbsce: Asteroid
Kreyòl ayisyen: Astewoyid
magyar: Kisbolygó
հայերեն: Աստղակերպ
interlingua: Asteroide
Bahasa Indonesia: Asteroid
Ilokano: Asteroid
íslenska: Smástirni
italiano: Asteroide
日本語: 小惑星
Patois: Astaraid
Basa Jawa: Asteroid
Qaraqalpaqsha: Asteroid
Taqbaylit: Azungur
қазақша: Астероид
한국어: 소행성
къарачай-малкъар: Астероид
Ripoarisch: Asteroid
kurdî: Asteroîd
Кыргызча: Астероид
Latina: Asteroides
Lëtzebuergesch: Asteroid
лезги: Астероид
Limburgs: Planetoïed
lumbaart: Asteroide
lietuvių: Asteroidas
latviešu: Asteroīds
Baso Minangkabau: Asteroid
македонски: Астероид
മലയാളം: ഛിന്നഗ്രഹം
मराठी: लघुग्रह
Bahasa Melayu: Asteroid
Malti: Asterojde
Mirandés: Asteróide
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဥက္ကာပျံ
Napulitano: Asteroide
Plattdüütsch: Asteroid
Nederlands: Planetoïde
norsk nynorsk: Asteroide
norsk: Asteroide
occitan: Asteroïde
Kapampangan: Asteroyde
polski: Planetoida
Piemontèis: Asteròid
پنجابی: تارے ورگا
português: Asteroide
Runa Simi: Puriq quyllurcha
română: Asteroid
русский: Астероид
русиньскый: Астероід
саха тыла: Астероид
sicilianu: Astiròidi
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Asteroid
සිංහල: ග්‍රහක
Simple English: Asteroid
slovenčina: Asteroid
slovenščina: Asteroid
shqip: Asteroidet
српски / srpski: Астероид
Seeltersk: Planetoiden
Basa Sunda: Astéroid
svenska: Asteroid
Kiswahili: Asteroidi
தமிழ்: சிறுகோள்
తెలుగు: గ్రహశకలం
тоҷикӣ: Астероид
Türkmençe: Asteroid
Tagalog: Asteroyd
Türkçe: Asteroit
татарча/tatarça: Астероидлар
тыва дыл: Астероид
українська: Астероїд
اردو: سیارچہ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Asteroid
vèneto: Asteroide
Tiếng Việt: Tiểu hành tinh
West-Vlams: Asteroïde
Winaray: Asteroyd
吴语: 小行星
მარგალური: ასტეროიდი
ייִדיש: אסטערויד
中文: 小行星
文言: 小行星
Bân-lâm-gú: Sió-he̍k-chheⁿ
粵語: 小行星