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10 Hygiea

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10 Hygiea - Video Learning - WizScience.com

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Asteroid Hygiea May Be Smallest Dwarf Planet in Our Solar System

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Hygiea is the Smallest Dwarf Planet

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10 Hygiea

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Astronomers think Hygiea is the Solar System's smallest dwarf planet

10 Hygiea is the fourth-largest asteroid in the Solar System by volume and mass, and it is located in the 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, it is the largest of the class of dark C-type asteroids with a carbonaceous surface.
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