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asteroid family

(set of asteroids based on similar orbits)

An asteroid family is a set of asteroids selected on the basis of their similar orbits. They are thought to form by interactions between asteroids such as collisions.

Example asteroid families include Eos, Eunomia, Flora, Hygiean, and Vesta. They are generally named after prominent members.

(minor planets,solar system,asteroids)

Referenced by:
asteroid belt