732 Tjilaki is a dark background asteroid, approximately 36 kilometers in diameter, located in the inner region of the asteroid belt. It was discovered by German astronomer Adam Massinger at the Heidelberg Observatory on 15 April 1912, and later named after the Cilaki river in Indonesia. The dark D-type asteroid has a rotation period of 12.3 hours. It was an early candidate to be visited by the Rosetta spacecraft which eventually rendezvoused comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 78431 Kemble, provisional designation 2002 QJ50, is a background asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 1.4 kilometers (0.9 miles) in diameter. It was named after Father Lucian Kemble.
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1000 Piazzia, provisional designation 1923 NZ, is a carbonaceous background asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt, approximately 48 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 12 August 1923, by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory in southern Germany. The C-type asteroid has a rotation period of 9.5 hours. It was named after Italian Giuseppe Piazzi, who discovered 1 Ceres.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikimedia Commons has media related to Main Belt asteroids. This category is for main-belt asteroids from the asteroid belt and surrounds. If possible, asteroids should always be placed into one of the numerous sub-categories, in line with the category information given in the minor-planet catalog.
A meteoroid ( / ˈmiːtiərɔɪd /) is a small rocky or metallic body in outer space . A meteoroid shown entering the atmosphere, becoming visible as a meteor and hitting the Earth's surface as a meteorite. Meteoroids are significantly smaller than asteroids, and range in size from small grains to one-meter-wide objects.
16 Psyche (/ ˈsaɪkiː /) is a large asteroid discovered by the Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis, working in Naples, on 17 March 1852 and named after the Greek mythological figure Psyche.
34746 Thoon, prov. designation: 2001 QE 91, is a dark Jupiter trojan from the Trojan camp, approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) in diameter.It was discovered on 22 August 2001, by astronomers with the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research at Lincoln Lab's ETS in Socorro, New Mexico.
216 Kleopatra is a metallic, ham-bone-shaped asteroid and trinary system orbiting in the central region of the asteroid belt, equivalent to approximately 120 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 10 April 1880, by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa at the Austrian Naval Pola Observatory, in what is now Pula, Croatia. The M-type asteroid has a shorter than average rotation period of 5.4 hours. It was named after Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen. Two small minor-planet moons were discove