42 asteroids imaged by ESO’s VLT (annotated)
This image depicts 42 of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. Most of them are larger than 100 kilometres, with the two biggest asteroids being Ceres and Vesta, which are around 940 and 520 kilometres in diameter, and the two smallest ones being Urania and Ausonia, each only about 90 kilometres.
ESO/M. Kornmesser/Vernazza et al./MISTRAL algorithm (ONERA/CNRS)
About the Image
|Release date:||12 October 2021, 14:00|
|Size:||6083 x 3910 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid|