Weather in Space

Meteors, Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets

Are all asteroids located in the asteroid belt?

No. There are many asteroids in other regions of the solar system. Chiron, for example, which was discovered in 1977, orbits between Saturn and Uranus. Another example is the Trojan asteroids that follow the orbit of Jupiter near Lagrange points—one group preceding the planet, the other following it—and can thus orbit safely without crashing into Jupiter itself.


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