(Submitted April 25, 1997)
I want a picture of the asteroid belt!
The individual asteroids are small and do not reflect a lot of sunlight,
so it is not possible to view them all at once... you have to point a telescope
at one at a time. Also, the NASA satellite Galileo took some nice pictures of
The latter picture shows an asteroid that has its own little moon.
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