Asteroid 10 Hygeia


Hygiea (minor planet designation: 10 Hygiea) is a major asteroid located in the main asteroid belt. With somewhat oblong diameters of 350–500 kilometres (220–310 mi) and a mass estimated to be 2. 9% of the total mass of the belt, is the fourth-largest asteroid in the Solar System by both volume and mass. In some spectral classifications it is the largest of the dark C-type asteroids with a carbonaceous surface, in others it is second after 1 Ceres.



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