What are asteroids?

Some articles on asteroids, asteroid:

Asteroids In Fiction - Extrasolar Asteroids
... Some works of fiction take place on, or in, asteroid-like bodies or fields outside the Solar System Miners in The Sky (1967), novel by Murray Leinster ... to convey the feeling of an ever-expanding frontier – Sol's own Asteroid Belt has become "tame", as did the rings of Saturn, and the rough adventurous types move further on ... A generational ship called the Yonada is shaped like an asteroid ...
Lists Of Minor Planets - Numbering and Naming Conventions
... After discovery, asteroids generally receive a provisional designation (such as "1989 AC"), then a number (such as 4179), and finally (optionally) a name (such as "Toutatis"), in that order ... In modern times, an asteroid receives a sequential number only after its orbit is precisely known ... Asteroids whose orbits are not (yet) precisely known are known by their provisional designation ...
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Breakthrough
... of Burt Bacharach, Sly Stone, and Barbarella, Denmark's the Asteroids Galaxy Tour had barely let their demo out into the world before fame came calling thanks to Amy Winehouse ... and vocalist Mette Lindberg formed the Asteroids in 2007 ... As the Asteroids were preparing their debut album and expanding their live lineup to a six-piece, their B-52's-flavored, retro-party single was featured in a television commercial for Apple's ...
Lost Asteroid
... Lost asteroids are asteroids that observers lose track of due to too short an observation arc to accurately predict the future location of the asteroid ... Many early lost asteroids were rediscovered in the 1980s and 1990s, but a number of asteroids and other types of small Solar System bodies continue to be lost ... By some definitions, about half of all discovered asteroids are lost – they cannot be found by pointing an appropriate telescope at their predicted location, because the uncertainty in their ...