Asteroid belt

This image depicts the two areas where most of the asteroids in the Solar System are found: the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and the trojans, two groups of asteroids moving ahead of and following Jupiter in its orbit around the Sun.

The binary asteroid 288P is part of the asteroid belt.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:heic1715c
Type:Artwork
Release date:20 September 2017, 19:00
Related releases:heic1715
Size:9150 x 9551 px

About the Object

Name:288P
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:Solar System

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