Asteroids D.7.1

30 Jun

Asteroids in particular are the rocky leftovers from solar system formation. Most are small and because they’re not super massive, they generally come in a variety of shapes.

There is Vesta which is relatively rounded. Then there is a list of a number of other ones from Mathilde to Eros, showing that there’s not enough mass there for gravity to take over and turn the rock into a sphere.

So too small, but despite all their numbers, despite all their trillions, if you took all the asteroids in today, and added them all up, they would be less than what it would take to make a Mars, or to make a Moon, or something along those lines. So there’s not enough material there to make a planet – Currently.

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