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Not CometsPlay
Asteroids are usually confused with comets; asteroids are rocky, while comets are icy and develop tails. SlideThe object didn’t have a tail, so it was an asteroid, not a comet.
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Not Just BeltPlay
Although common in the asteroid belt, asteroids can be found throughout the solar system, even near Earth. SlideNASA tracks near-Earth asteroids for potential impact risks.
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Size VariationPlay
Asteroids can range in size from pebbles to nearly 1,000 km wide; size doesn’t change their classification. SlideDwarf planet Ceres is the largest asteroid in the belt.