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Number of Asteroids

How many asteroids have been discovered?

231,666.

There are 231,666 asteroids that have been discovered as of January 30, 2010. This is according to data compiled by the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union. The first asteroid was discovered in 1801 and named Ceres. The most number of asteroid discoveries is reported by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team.

This fact is verified on : February 27, 2010.





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