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Asteroid, Eros

Average distance from the Sun     218.7 million km
Diameter     33 km x 13 km x 13 km
Mass     7.2e18 kg
Orbital period around the Sun     1.76 Earth years / 643 Earth days
Number of moons     0
Eros, named for the god of love, is a near-Earth asteroid, which often comes close to our planet. A huge amount of information about this object was discovered by the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission, which landed on the asteroid in 2000.

Our Solar System

Our solar system is located on the edge of a spiral arm called Orion’s Arm, and is one-half to two-thirds of the way (28,000 light-years) from the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

The Sun, Sol

The Inner Planets
    The Moon

The Asteroid Belt
  Dwarf planet, Ceres
  Asteroid, Ida
  Asteroid, Vesta
  Asteroid, Eros

The Outer Planets

The Kuiper Belt
  Dwarf planet, Pluto
  Dwarf planet, Eris

The Oort Cloud
  Dwarf planet, Sedna
  Comet Halley
  Comet Hale-Bopp

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