As per available reports about 25 journals, 4 Conferences, workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to asteroids and about 26981 articles are being published on the current trends in asteroids. In terms of research annually, USA, India, Japan, Brazil and Canada are some of the leading countries where maximum studies related to asteroids are being carried out. As reported in the above mentioned 26981 articles, Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System. The larger ones have also been called planetoids. These terms have historically been applied to any astronomical object orbiting the Sun that did not show the disk of a planet and was not observed to have the characteristics of an active comet, but as minor planets in the outer Solar System were discovered, their volatile-based surfaces were found to resemble comets more closely and so were often distinguished from traditional asteroids.
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List of major asteroids and related journals
List of major asteroids and related conferences
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