Surface Properties Of Asteroids
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Josef is a postdoctoral researcher at the Astronomical Institute of Charles University.


Surface Properties Of Asteroids

Our solar system contains a myriad of bodies with sizes ranging from a few meters to hundreds of kilometers. We call them asteroids. The most numerous population (by the number of discoveries) exists between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, the so-called main-belt asteroids (MBAs). Moreover, we also know of thousands of asteroids with orbits within the orbit of Mars or the Earth. These include, for example, the profound near-Earth asteroids. Most asteroids are so far away from the Earth and...

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