Top 5 Most Intriguing Asteroids in Our Solar System

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What sets it apart is its composition, believed to be primarily made of iron and nickel, similar to Earth's core. Scientists speculate it could be the exposed core of a protoplanet.


It's classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid due to its close approach to Earth and its size, about 500 meters in diameter.


Vesta is one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt and was visited by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2011. It exhibits a diverse surface with evidence of past volcanic activity


These missions collected samples from its surface, providing valuable insights into the composition and formation of asteroids.


Apophis gained attention due to initial concerns that it might collide with Earth in 2029 or 2036. Further observations ruled out these possibilities