The image above is Ceres taken from the Dawn spacecraft. Below is a table of information on selected asteroids, and at the bottom of the page are comments on the asteroids. Orbit values for epoch JD 2457400.5 (2016-01-13). Most of the values for mass and many of the diameter values are only rough estimates.

Asteroid Diameter ~Mass Rotation Orbital Spectral Semimajor Orbital Orbital Number Number and Name (km) 10^{15}kg Period Period Class Axis Eccentricity Inclination and Name --------------- -------- ------- -------- ------- -------- --------- ------------ ----------- -------- 1 Ceres 965 x 961 x 891 939,300 9.074 hrs 4.60 yrs C 2.768 AU 0.0758 10.59 deg 1 Ceres 2 Pallas 582 x 556 x 500 205,000 7.813 hrs 4.61 yrs U 2.772 AU 0.2310 34.84 deg 2 Pallas 3 Juno 234 20,000 7.210 hrs 4.36 yrs S 2.670 AU 0.2563 12.99 deg 3 Juno 4 Vesta 569 x 555 x 453 259,000 5.342 hrs 3.63 yrs U 2.362 AU 0.0889 7.14 deg 4 Vesta 21 Lutetia 124 x 101 x 80 1,700 8.168 hrs 3.80 yrs C 2.435 AU 0.1646 3.06 deg 21 Lutetia 45 Eugenia 215 6,100 5.699 hrs 4.49 yrs FC 2.721 AU 0.0835 6.60 deg 45 Eugenia 140 Siwa 103 1,500 18.5 hrs 4.51 yrs C 2.732 AU 0.2161 3.19 deg 140 Siwa 216 Kleopatra 217 x 94 5.385 hrs 4.67 yrs M 2.794 AU 0.2504 13.11 deg 216 Kleopatra 243 Ida 58 x 23 100 4.633 hrs 4.84 yrs S 2.861 AU 0.0412 1.13 deg 243 Ida 253 Mathilde 66 x 48 x 46 103.3 417.7 hrs 4.31 yrs C 2.647 AU 0.2655 6.74 deg 253 Mathilde 433 Eros 33 x 13 x 13 6.69 5.270 hrs 1.76 yrs S 1.458 AU 0.2227 10.83 deg 433 Eros 951 Gaspra 19 x 12 x 11 10 7.042 hrs 3.29 yrs S 2.210 AU 0.1733 4.10 deg 951 Gaspra 1566 Icarus 1.4 0.001 2.273 hrs 1.12 yrs U 1.078 AU 0.8269 22.83 deg 1566 Icarus 1620 Geographos 2.0 0.004 5.222 hrs 1.39 yrs S 1.245 AU 0.3354 13.34 deg 1620 Geographos 1862 Apollo 1.6 0.002 3.063 hrs 1.81 yrs S 1.470 AU 0.5599 6.35 deg 1862 Apollo 2060 Chiron 180 4,000 5.9 hrs 50.7 yrs B 13.637 AU 0.3827 6.94 deg 2060 Chiron 2530 Shipka 5.25 yrs 3.017 AU 0.1280 10.11 deg 2530 Shipka 2703 Rodari 5.5 hrs 3.25 yrs 2.194 AU 0.0566 6.03 deg 2703 Rodari 2867 Steins 6.8 x 5.7 x 4.4 6.049 hrs 3.64 yrs E 2.363 AU 0.1455 9.93 deg 2867 Steins 3352 McAuliffe 2 - 5 2.57 yrs 1.879 AU 0.3690 4.77 deg 3352 McAuliffe 3840 Mimistrobell 3.38 yrs 2.250 AU 0.0827 3.92 deg 3840 Mimistrobell 4179 Toutatis 4.6 x 2.4 x 1.9 0.05 130. hrs 3.98 yrs S 2.534 AU 0.6294 0.45 deg 4179 Toutatis 4769 Castalia 1.8 x 0.8 0.0005 4.095 hrs 1.10 yrs 1.063 AU 0.4831 8.89 deg 4769 Castalia 4979 Otawara 5.5 0.2 2.707 hrs 3.19 yrs 2.168 AU 0.1441 0.91 deg 4979 Otawara 5535 AnneFrank 4.8 15.12 hrs 3.29 yrs S 2.213 AU 0.0635 4.25 deg 5535 AnneFrank 9969 Braille 2.2 x 1.0 226.4 hrs 3.58 yrs B 2.341 AU 0.4333 29.00 deg 9969 Braille 25143 Itokawa 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.2 0.000035 12.13 hrs 1.52 yrs S 1.324 AU 0.2801 1.62 deg 25143 Itokawa 101955 Bennu 0.25 0.00014 4.288 hrs 1.20 yrs 1.126 AU 0.2037 6.03 deg 101955 Bennu

New masses calculated for 3 largest asteroids - U.S. Naval Observatory press release, 7 January 1998

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Last Updated: 19 April 2016, DRW