9 bizarre Asteroid facts that will astound you (NASA)

Asteroids, per se, shock and awe simply because they have so much potential for destruction. However, they also have some amazing characteristics.  (NASA)

Before that, do know that an asteroid is a relatively small, inactive, rocky body orbiting the Sun, says NASA. Here are 9 amazing facts about asteroids.  (NASA)

Most of the asteroids can be found in a specific region in space. It is called the asteroid belt – a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  (NASA)

Asteroids are usually made up of rocks, but they can also be made of metals such as nickel and iron, or even clay!  (Pixabay)

More than 150 asteroids are known to have a small companion moon, or even two moons!  (Pixabay)

Asteroids were considered as planets until the middle of the 19th century!  (Pixabay)

An asteroid was responsible for triggering the extinction of dinosaurs when it crashed on Earth near the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico more than 65 million years ago.  (Pixabay)

Asteroids are remnants from the time that our universe formed billions of years ago. (Pixabay)

Every day, Earth is bombarded with more than 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles. (Pixabay)

Asteroids are a big source of water and may well have brought the same to Earth. (Pixabay)

Asteroids remain unchanged for billions of years. (Pixabay)

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