Which asteroid family is the largest?

Which asteroid family is the largest?

Which asteroid family is the largest?

the Ceres family
A prominent example is 1 Ceres, the largest asteroid, which is an interloper in the family once named after it (the Ceres family, now the Gefion family).

Does Jupiter have an asteroid belt?

The asteroids of the inner Solar System and Jupiter: The belt is located between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars. By far the largest object within the belt is the dwarf planet Ceres. The total mass of the asteroid belt is significantly less than Pluto’s, and roughly twice that of Pluto’s moon Charon.

Which asteroid is the largest among Ceres Vesta Pallas and Hygiea?

Largest by diameter

Name Diameter (km) (geometric mean) Class
1 Ceres 939.4±0.2 G
4 Vesta 525.4±0.2 V
2 Pallas 511±4 B
10 Hygiea 433±8 C

How did the Vesta family of asteroids form?

The family originated from an impact on asteroid 4 Vesta, with the giant south-polar crater the likely impact site. The family are thought to be the source of the HED meteorites.

Where are the Kirkwood gaps?

the main asteroid belt
The distribution of asteroids in the main asteroid belt is not uniform. In particular, there are regions which contain very few asteroids – these are known as the ‘Kirkwood Gaps’. A histogram showing the primary Kirkwood gaps (at orbital resonances 2:1, 3:1, 5:2, and 7:3) in the main asteroid belt.

Do asteroids have gravity?

Asteroids, without artificial gravity, have relatively little gravity in comparison to earth. Without gravity working on the human body, bones lose minerals, and bone density decreases by 1% monthly.

Can Ceres hit Earth?

The Dwarf Planet Ceres, usually used to just chilling in the asteroid belt, has been knocked onto a perfect trajectory for planet Earth! The Dwarf Planet will collide with the Earth in exactly 10 years. The trajectory of Ceres is perfect so that it will hit the Earth dead center on the equator/prime meridian crossover.

What are the 3 largest asteroids in our solar system?

Ceres, Pallas, and Vesta are the three largest asteroids. Even though they are much smaller than the planets (Ceres, the largest asteroid, has only 1% the mass of the Moon), they are still capable of causing changes in the orbits of Mars and the Earth.

Is Ceres a moon of Saturn?

Ceres (/ˈsɪəriːz/; minor-planet designation: 1 Ceres) is a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.