Millions of small rocky bodies called asteroids are present in the solar system.
If asteroids were bright, we would see as many of them as stars in the night sky. A significant part of them circulate in a ring, between the orbit of Mars and that of Jupiter, between 2 and 4 AU, called the asteroid belt. It thus marks the limit between the telluric planets and the gas giants.
An asteroid is a celestial object that varies from a few tens of meters to several hundred kilometers in diameter and is part of our solar system. Objects less than 50 m in diameter are called meteorites.
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