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2 Pallas

Pallas is the second Asteroid discovered after Ceres. Like Ceres it is believed to have a mineral Composition similar to carbonaceous Chondrite Meteorites though significantly less hydrated than Ceres. It is the third-largest Asteroid in the solar System by both Volume and Mass and is likely a remnant Protoplanet. It is 79 % the Mass of Vesta and 22 % the Mass of Ceres, constituting an estimated 7 % of the Mass of the asteroid Belt. Its estimated Volume is equivalent to a sphere 507 to 515 Kilometers in Diameter, 90–95 % the Volume of Vesta.


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